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Environmental Cause of Autism Decoded

The rate of Autism in the military has consistently doubled the general population rate of 1 in 50. But the military is only one source of deadly TCE contamination in the United States.

trichloroethylene
Barrel of trichloroethylene

(MINNEAPOLIS) - The environmental cause of autism is obvious. It is Trichloroethylene (TCE).

Epidemiology 101 - Somalis in Minneapolis

 Summary of Somalis in Minneapolis
 Where do Somalis in Minneapolis live
 What is the directional flow of the aquifer
 What Superfund site is "upstream" 
 What chemical plume exists (Trichloroethylene)
 How does Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquid "recharge" the aquifer
 How are people exposed to Trichloroethylene in the aquifer

Summary of Somalis in Minneapolis:

Study Finds High Rate of Autism among Minneapolis Somali Community

Summary of Somalis in Minneapolis:

  • Study Finds High Rate of Autism among Minneapolis Somali Community
  • Investigation grew from parent concerns; also found high rate of associated intellectual disability
  • “This study validates the concerns of the Somali community in Minneapolis,”

Study Finds High Rate of Autism among Minneapolis Somali Community

  • Investigation grew from parent concerns; also found high rate of associated intellectual disability
  • “This study validates the concerns of the Somali community in Minneapolis,”
  • "The percentage of Somali children with autism complicated by intellectual disability was considerably higher than in other groups."



NOTE: There is a bias of BOYS/GIRLS. There are approximately 4 boys diagnosed for every 1 girl. Therefore, the rate of "1 in 32" is more accurately stated as:


1 in 20 BOYS
 
1 in 80 GIRLS

Note that the study was done on 7 to 9 year olds. Given that Autism has increased at a rate of approximately 13% yearly, the rate of Autism in children under 7 years old is higher. More shocking, the rate of Autism of children being born today to Somalis in Minneapolis is likely DOUBLE the rate found in 7 to 9 year olds and continues to increase unabated.


The study found:

Autistic Somali kids in Minneapolis also have extreme Intellectual Disability (ID) aka very low IQ.

Where do Somalis in Minneapolis predominantly live?

Almost as a rule, refugees are settled in a concentrated area. Somalis in Minneapolis are no different.

The directional flow of the aquifer is South and West. The aquifer flows underneath the Mississippi River. This is counter intuitive - it is easy to make the mistake that that river acts as a border to the aquifer. It does not.

What Superfund site is upstream?

Somalis in relation to General Mills Superfund site:

Trichloroethylene Plume:

The "approximate" Trichloroethylene plume is is the green circle on the diagram above. A plume exists as a Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquid. (Good place to start if you want to understand DNAPLs straight from the EPA: http://www.clu-in.org/contaminantfocus/default.focus/sec/Dense_Nonaqueous_Phase_Liquids_(DNAPLs)/cat/Overview/


There is one key detail you need to grasp. The dense plume is highly concentrated Trichloroethylene and RECHARGES the water that flows around it with Trichloroethylene. Therefore, the dense plumes acts as a source of less dense (but no less harmful) concentration of Trichloroethylene contamination.


The aquifer directly below the Somali community in Cedar-Riverside is constantly being recharged with Trichloroethylene pollution



In theory, since they are on municipal water supply, their drinking/bathing/cooking water is at or below the "safe" drinking standard of 5 parts per billion. However, Trichloroethylene in the aquifer enters buildings via "vapor intrusion. Note on the plume maps that houses downstream of the General Mills Superfund site exceed the "safe" vapor intrusion limits for Trichloroethylene. It should be obvious that the buildings, if "they" were so inclined to test, would also test positive above the "safe" limit as well.

But then they'd have to admit that the reason the federal government is not investing any money in finding the environmental cause of autism is because they already know.



"The individual compounds that contributed most to these associations included mercury, cadmium, nickel, trichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride."


It's important to note that vinyl chloride is a break down product of trichloroethylene and is undisputed to cause cancer. 



The real kicker is is all the places the Department of Defense and NASA has dumped and not remediated the Trichloroethylene in the USSA and all around the world... Funny thing, the rate of Autism in the military has consistently double the general population rate of 1 in 50. When you map out the locations of 80% or better of autism clusters they are all on the periphery of DoD and NASA Sites contaminated with unremediated Trichloroeethylene pollution. Our government fucked us and they are hoping no one would figure it out. TRUTH.

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