“Olmsted and Blaxill’s devastating account shows how medical and manufacturing interests have mounted an assault on human health for decades and covered their tracks along the way. The Age of Autism is only the latest episode in centuries of crimes against nature but is in many ways the most troubling. Autistic children are the canaries in the coal mine; shame on all of us if we don’t heed their distress call.”- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“The Age of Autism lays out disturbing evidence that mercury from many sources is a major factor in the rise of this tragic epidemic. And vaccines are by no means off the hook. One wonders why doctors who gave children multiple vaccinations loaded with the neurotoxin thimerosal (mercury) didn’t also hand the kids a pack of cigarettes. Make sure your doctor sees a copy of this timely book.”-Dierdre Imus
“A fascinating read that shatters many myths of the very real autism epidemic that is happening before our eyes. Every parent will benefit from Olmsted and Blaxill’s well-researched story of the environmental factors contributing to autism, and perhaps leave with ideas for how to start recovering their child today.”|-Jenny McCarthy, author of LOUDER THAN WORDS: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism
“A fascinating medical detective story that should change the way we think about and investigate environmental toxins and neurological disease. Advocates for the autistic will be both dismayed and gratified, and the rest of us will be unsettled, by this thorough historical and scientific account.”--Gary Greenberg, author of MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION
“THE AGE OF AUTISM is an exquisitely reported examination of not just autism but the silent role mercury has played in epidemics from syphilis-related insanity to Freud’s female hysterics to escalating rates of autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s. Olmsted and Blaxill drill deep into evidence that will shock you, anger you, and leave you with one burning question: why are we still allowing mercury to poison our world, our children, ourselves?”
-Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of THE AUTOIMMUNE EPIDEMIC