One of the biggest arguments anti-vaxxers make against having their children immunized is concerns about the vaccinations causing their children to become autistic. The Medical Research Council at Kings College in London begs to disagree with those parents and offers proof that autism is genetic.
While environmental factors can’t be ruled out 100 percent, the study shows that in 98 percent of the cases studied, genetics were the cause of autism.
Parents are concerned that autism is on the rise and are worried about environmental factors, such as pollution, food additives and exposure to electromagnetic fields being emitted from electronic gadgetry. Others lay the blame on childhood vaccines and medications given to pregnant mothers.
The rise is autism seems to be nothing more than more children being diagnosed with the disorder. Autism is not a single disorder than can be easily diagnosed, but a spectrum of disorders that fall under many categories. A better understanding of the condition has led to more diagnosis and the appearance that autism is on the rise.