Avast me hearties! Shiver me timbers! There is news that rain may be linked to autism:
Research published today suggests that regular rainfall may help trigger autism in children, USA TODAY’s Rita Rubin reports.
“If you look at the autism literature now, they’re much more open to an environmental trigger,” says lead author Michael Waldman, a Cornell University economist who says his son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 3 but has recovered and is now a normal third-grader.
He and his team studied children in California, Oregon and Washington state. They speculate that rain might act as a trigger in genetically susceptible children by carrying pollutants or by forcing indoor activity that leads to increased TV-watching, decreased vitamin D levels or increased exposure to household chemicals.
Remember global warming is linked to falling numbers of pirates. Which means that Somalia is the leading country in the fight against climate change.
There is no “epidemic of autism” in the first place. Arrr!