After seeing the debate receive a lot of recent attention in the press, Autism-Products.com thought it would be interesting to survey its customers, most all of which have loved ones or are helpers to someone with autism, to see what they think about acetaminophen being a causal link to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Their survey found that:
87% of respondents said that their family members with Autism currently take or did take Acetaminophen once or more per month.
74% of the respondents said that their loved one with Autism took Acetaminophen right before or right after vaccinations.
75% of the surveyed mothers took Acetaminophen at least once a month during their pregnancy.
98% of the respondents have been vaccinated.
Although far from scientific, it’s possible that conditions experienced during pregnancy, including Acetaminophen, could play a part in autism development, making it one of several factors that may cause Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Numerous studies have listed multiple environmental factors that could impact the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Beyond that, there are many rumors floating around with little research backing certain claims -- rumors which families have to sift through.
“You can search the internet at any point, and there is a different substance or factor everyday,” says Autism-Products.com's CMC (Chief Mom in Charge), Kelly. “ Most recently I have seen food additives, chlorine and air pollution."
Although it is impossible to stop worrying about what causes Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism-Products.com instead would recommend that parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder seek out and become friends with other families who are also dealing with the struggles of having a child with autism in order to relieve some of the stress, and exchange recommendations regarding how to move forward.
"I think that parents with children on the autism spectrum should build relationships with other parents of children on the autism spectrum,” says Kelly. “I have found it especially helpful to share ideas and bond with people that experience the same things you experience on a day to day basis.”
Autism-Products.com was founded by Kelly, the mother of a child with autism, and provides many resources and products for families affected by the disorder. These products help relieve sensory irritation, provide fun activities for children, and are also safe and effective for anyone. For more information, please visit autism-products.com
CMC (Chief Mom in Charge)
CMC (Chief Mom in Charge)