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Wi-Fi causes autism! Or not.

News just in from those sensitive folks over at the Science and Public Policy Institute in Pennsylvania. Yep, as we were warned earlier this year, Tamara Mariea (a "certified clinical nutritionist"), and the redoubtable Dr George Carlo (see here for more on this "expert on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation") have finally published their "groundbreaking scientific study" showing that Wi-Fi causes autism.

News just in from those sensitive folks over at the Science and Public Policy Institute in Pennsylvania. Yep, as we were warned earlier this year, Tamara Mariea (a "certified clinical nutritionist"), and the redoubtable Dr George Carlo (see here for more on this "expert on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation") have finally published their "groundbreaking scientific study" showing that Wi-Fi causes autism.

From their press release:

"The autistic children followed specific detoxification protocols in an environment that was mitigated with regard to sources of EMR including mobile phones and WiFi 3. Heavy metal excretions were monitored from hair, urine and feces over periods ranging from several weeks to several months. The researchers found that with protocols administered in the mitigated environment, heavy metals were cleared from the children's bodies in a pattern dependent on time and molecular weight. The heaviest metals, such as mercury and uranium, cleared last. In many of the children, the decrease in metals was concomitant with symptom amelioration.

Tamara Mariea, said: "These findings give us very important clues to solving some of the enigmas we see in the autism literature regarding the efficacy of detoxification. And, we are extremely pleased with the results we are now seeing in these children. Our protocols are working."

Dr. Carlo said, "These findings tie in with other studies showing adverse cell-membrane responses and disruptions of normal cell physiology. The EMR apparently causes the metals to be trapped in cells, slowing clearance and accelerating the onset of symptoms... Our data offer a reasonable mechanistic explanation for a connection between autism and wireless technology."

Apparently this groundbreaking paper was "published this week in the peer-reviewed Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine". Now, I'm no Ben Goldacre, but I do know how to use Google, and I can see no evidence of any "Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine". Correct me if I'm wrong. Someone? Anyone?

Why do I get the feeling that we have so been here before?