I am 32 years old and clearly remember my childhood, and it was not like this. When I was a child I met maybe a handful of children that were highly allergic, or autistic for that matter. Maybe the autism was miss diagnosed back then but I don't think so. My sister is a 1st grade teacher and has been for six years, every year there is at least one or more children (out of 17 kids) that needs and Epi-pen, half of the schools are peanut butter free now and at least 1 out of every 7 moms I meet has and autistic child somewhere on the spectrum. WHAT is going on!!!!!!
The only conclusion I can come up with is that it must be environmental it has to be in our food, water air or something!!! I don't really think that finding out the cause is of high priority because it is sure to expose various businesses and the corporate world would not be able do deal with the aftermath of lawsuits and recalls. I am constantly wondering if what I am giving Anthony is going to hurt him in some unknown way. I worry about the vaccines he got, the milk he drinks, the water. I have tried to do what I can with in reason, I only used organic natural deodorant when I breast fed (didn't work well, but once he was weaned I went back to Secret), I try to use mostly organic food, I only allowed the vaccines that were required by law and even then I had the doctor give them to him later than the usual time schedule, I don't give flu shots, stopped using the clear hard plastic bottles, the list goes on and on... I know I cant be the only one with these thoughts, do any of you feel this way?
Please understand that I am NOT blaming or judging anyone for what they do with their children this is just my opinion, its really scary these days, and my heart goes out to any families that have to deal with any problems such as these.
on Feb. 5, 2008 at 2:21 PM