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A new association reveals how fathers have become the silent carriers of autism over the last 20 years. If you have a son, or a son-in-law, you may change your future with the information that follows.
Fathers and Autism
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made a 2012 press release announcing fathers are four times more likely than mothers to transmit DNA glitches leading to autism.
Did you get that? Father's sperm cells are four times more likely to cause autism than women's eggs. That means men are causing four fifths (4/5) of autism. That is 80% of autism!
This has huge implications. Namely, men are the silent carriers of autism. At 20%, women are responsible for only a small amount of autism.
This is one of those special, breakthrough moments in understanding autism. This should change the way you think about autism. Are you having your light bulb moment yet? Men's sperm cells have gotten really sick and caused a gigantic spike in autism since around 1994. It's shocking.
These are the four independent studies showing fathers are causing 80% of autism: Sanders SJ et al 2012 Study #1, O'Roak BJ et al 2012 Study #2, Neale B et al 2012 Study #3, and Kong A et al 2012 Study #4.
A New York Times article "Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk" discusses these studies. This Autism Speaks article has additional info.
Ok, time for another light bulb moment. When you think about men as the silent carriers of autism, solving our autism spike means hunting for what's made men's sperm cells sick in the past two decades.
Autism has risen across all races, all states, and by all ages of parents. Whatever is making men's sperm cells sick is not some crazy, quirky cause, like red M&M's. Something that men of all races, from all states, and of all ages, have started doing since about 1994 is making their sperm cells sick. And those sick sperm cells are causing autism to spike uncontrollably.
It does not matter how young, healthy and beautiful the woman's egg is. If it is fertilized by a sick sperm cell, the baby's chances of autism, or other neurological or sensory disorder, skyrocket. This is basic science: babies need healthy reproductive DNA from each parent to be born healthy.
Could men simply be waiting too long to have kids? Perhaps men have a biological DNA clock that is far more sensitive than women's?
Well, according to a CDC report, as of 2010, the mean age at first birth for men is 25, which is unchanged from 2002. Moreover, two-thirds of first births occur to men in their twenties. (Martinez G et al 2012).
Could it be something in the drinking water? No, because men don't drink from the same water source across the country. The 20 year sickness in men's sperm cells is from a bigger and broader source than our water supply.
Father's Reproductive Cells and Baby
Men and women live in the same places, eat the same foods, work the same jobs, and face similar stresses. But men and women don't carry their reproductive DNA in the same place in their bodies. Which makes a profound difference when it comes to our close, everyday radiation exposure that began about 20 years ago.
Non-ionizing radiation given off by cell phones is understood by the public to be safe. The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of cell phones is a measure of the amount of radio frequency (RF) energy our bodies get when we use them. All cell phones emit RF energy into our human cells.
Doctors, epidemiologists, and mothers around the world agree that cell phones emit such a small amount of radiation that they are safe. It's considered
crazy talk unscientific thinking that mobile phones could be causing autism in babies safely tucked away in the wombs of mothers.
What we do know is that even micro amounts of damage to reproductive DNA is enough to cause autism in a baby. This introduces a big question. Are there studies which show mobile phone radiation damages men's reproductive cells? Because the data suggests a cause-effect relationship.
Yes, there are lots of studies showing radiation from mobile phones damages men's reproductive cells:
Remember, solving our autism spike means hunting for what's made men's sperm cells sick in the past two decades. Well, there's overwhelming evidence that RF energy from cell phones has caused abnormalities in men's sperm cells for the last two decades. The problem: we don't think of men putting cell phones in their front pockets as the cause of our 20-year autism spike.
Stop, please. We are NOT saying cell phones have caused ALL autism. We are saying RF energy has indirectly caused 60% to 80% of autism over the last 20 years (i.e. the autism spike).
Are there other causes of male reproductive DNA fragmentation? Yes there are. But, specifically, there is only one logical source of reproductive DNA fragmentation that started for large numbers of men in developed countries across the globe about 20 years ago, leading to a sustained autism spike.
Here's the pattern: 1) Cell phone fragments sperm cell 2) Sick sperm cell fertilizes healthy egg 3) Baby with spectrum disorder is born
What's incredible is that up to 80% of autism is going to be simple to stop once people understand this simple, commonsense pattern.
A Brief Demonstration
This video shows radiation from a smart phone affecting a pocket radio, which is attached to a standalone computer speaker so we can hear. The disruptions you'll hear are from RF energy, which studies show causes sperm cell abnormalities and DNA fragmentation. Note: this cell phone is in sleep mode.
This is the sound behind our 20-year autism spike.
The average man's reproductive DNA is being "zapped" hundreds of times a day. This explains why 80% of DNA mutations leading to autism are from fathers, per this U.S. government press release.
No Toxic Green Cloud
Rates of autism were flat around the world during the 1980s. Suddenly, in the 1990s a massive autism spike happened in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan and Scandinavia. Experts wrongly concluded there simply could not be any mysterious global environmental exposure that could reasonably cause an autism pandemic.So a bogus theory was born: autism has always been this high, but previous generations weren't smart enough to document autism correctly.
Radiation-fragmented reproductive DNA explains why fathers are causing 80% of autism. Men have been the silent carriers of autism for the past 20 years.
The Economic Data
Autism has often been considered a rich people's problem. Indeed, around planet Earth, only the rich carry cell phones. The scientific association is actually "those men who are well-off enough to carry radiation-emitting mobile technology in their front pockets pass genetic mutations to their children at an exceptionally high rate."
In the 1990s, autism was often considered a Caucasian concern. That's because minorities were mostly too poor to afford the first generations of mobile technology. Now, most minorities can afford mobile technology. Which explains why the largest increases in autism in recent years are among Hispanic and black children.
Hispanic and black children lived in the same cities and received the same immunizations as Caucasian children, but they did not see an autism spike until almost a decade later, when their fathers began carrying cell phones at a higher rate.
Over the last 20 years, patterns of autism increase have been predictable by income level and device cost. In the first wave, the affluent can afford cell phones at a high rate and see autism spike. In the second wave, the poor can afford cell phones at a high rate and see autism spike.
Regardless of race, the poor carry cell phones at a lesser rate than the rich. This is why rich U.S. states have higher levels of autism:
|Top Ten States by Income||Children with Autism per capita (rank)|
|2007, per Wikipedia||Public Schools State Rankings, 2007|
Certain states like Alaska and Delaware are likely to be outliers in that income may be high but a rural mentality, or lack of cell towers, prevents as much cell phone usage.
Poor states have much lower autism rates:
|Bottom Ten States by Income||Children with Autism per capita (rank)|
The data shows poor states have low autism rates. Keep in mind that poor states are more industrially polluted than rich states. Toxic chemical manufacturers around the country can rejoice: all their toxic chemicals the poor are breathing and drinking are not causing our autism spike.
Our 20-year global autism spike is uniquely associated with men being able to afford to put radiation in their front pockets.
Why Women's Eggs are Safe
Many women carry their cell phones in their purses, keeping them at a safe distance from their eggs. Moreover, even when women carry their cell phones in their pockets, their reproductive cells are located behind dense tissue. Plus, women's eggs are much higher up in their bodies, safely away from the RF energy. In contrast, men's testicles are often only a few inches away from mobile phones, behind only a thin layer of skin.
Anyone who has used an EMF meter knows that only a few inches of air space radically diminishes the effects of radiation. If you have ever held a cell phone near a radio and heard the disruption it causes, you know this. Simply drawing the cell phone away from the radio by a few inches ends the disruption. Women's eggs are never that close to disrupting energy; men's sperm is often too close. That is why men are passing 80% of autism.
Of particular note across the cell phone/sperm studies is that cell phones are causing male infertility. Indeed, male infertility has been on the rise over the last 20 years. A study of over 26,600 men in France revealed a 32.2% decrease in semen concentration from 1989 to 2005. Moreover, there was a 33.4% decrease in normally formed sperm over the same period. (Le Moal J et al 2012)
Conception is far less likely to happen if sperm is fragmented. This is natural selection in action—selecting against autism. But life is very resilient and, in many cases, will go with what's given. Which in the case of fragmented sperm means a baby with only a single healthy copy of chromosomes—from the mother.
Men who are having problems with infertility should not fight natural selection. Instead of turning to fertility drugs, a man should keep his mobile phone away from his reproductive cells. When his sperm becomes healthy in a natural manner, nature is likely to favor a conception.
There are so many implications of autism being caused by diseased sperm cells that we need to list them out.
7 Autism Implications for Parents and Kids:
Language and Communication
In the case of our 20-year autism spike, autism is a word being used to describe cases where fragmented sperm cells successfully fertilize eggs and make babies.
A primary reason that autism has been so elusive to geneticists is because of the way men's sperm cells are being fragmented. Men's sperm cells are being randomly "zapped" by microwave radiation, thus they are affected in a wide spectrum of ways. That is why autism is frequently seen as a "spectrum" disorder.
As you might imagine, sperm DNA can be fragmented in many different ways. Sometimes, it may be a slight fragmentation, barely noticeable as baby grows. In others, fragmentation may be so complete that baby never masters language at all. In most cases, the fragmentation level is average, where there are noticeable gaps in development but baby is still functional in many ways.
The key thing to remember is that each time a fragmented sperm cell goes on to fertilize an egg, it is a unique fragmentation. That is why geneticists will never be able to "decode" or "solve" autism. Each case of autism is too unique.
The reason that language and communication are primarily affected by fragmented sperm cells is because the evolution of language and communication was the most recent—and most complex—part of human evolution. Language and communication require a complex interaction of many genes to be successful.
Even a small fragmentation of the precious DNA code stored in a sperm cell is enough to disrupt a baby's ability to call upon the vital genes. It would be like asking a computer motherboard to correctly operate, but without certain chip subsystems.
Scientists are Lost
Today, scientific funding for autism research is being spent in a fruitless way. Scientists must wake up and see that autism is being caused before conception. We can turn-around the autism spike simply by protecting men's sperm cells. Then, scientific funding can properly be used to study naturally-occurring autism and hopefully make breakthroughs.
In reversing our autism spike, geneticists have already done their part by determining that men are passing 80% of autism. WhyAutismHappens is playing the role of health analyst, explaining what is going on in the big picture. This way, epidemiologists will finally have the direction they need to conduct cohort studies over the next 10 to 20 years to show the relationship of RF energy to autism. In the meantime, parents can take immediate action by keeping RF energy safely away from men's reproductive DNA for 30 days before trying.
The Good News
The good news is that we are probably near the apex of the autism spike. Mobile phones have reached a high level of saturation. Most men are already carrying around cell phones in their front pockets. The effect has been a doubling of autism. It is unlikely there will be much more of a spike simply because mobile phones are already so common. Moreover, once word of WhyAutismHappens travels to prospective parents, autism rates should come down dramatically. The reality is that it's quite easy to protect men's reproductive cells, and thus reverse the autism spike.
Connect the Dots
Men are four times as likely as women to pass on the DNA glitches that cause autism; cell phone radiation causes sperm cell DNA fragmentation. Cell phones are fragmenting men's reproductive DNA, causing them to pass on autism to their children at an unnaturally high rate. Women, in contrast, are protected. Even when they carry their cell phones in their pockets, their reproductive cells are located much higher up in their bodies, safely away from RF energy.
The radiation from mobile phones is microwaving men's reproductive cells. Nature is trying to compensate with male infertility, but in many cases the cooked sperm cells are still enough to create a zygote. A zygote that will not be able to call upon certain vital parts of DNA code that provide the advanced gifts of human evolution.
The seemingly innocuous practice of men storing cell phones in their front pockets is giving our children autism. Men are giving our children autism before conception. The problem: men don't know this. We have what is the easiest-to-solve public health crisis of our times, but we're not solving it.
Cell Phones Still Safe
There is no reason to fear or stop using your cell phone. There is a reason for young and middle-aged men to start carrying and storing their mobile phones differently. This will be a small price for men to pay compared to the price women pay during a pregnancy. Women go to great lengths to protect their babies in utero.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cells phones, cell phone manufacturers, cell phone providers, cell phone service providers, and cell phone users are NOT being attacked with this health data. WhyAutismHappens uses, supports and likes cell phones. The way men carry their cell phones immediately next to their delicate reproductive cells is being linked to autism, and the practical solution of men using the "30 day no front pockets rule" is being recommended for couples who wish to increase their chances of having healthy children. This health announcement represents business opportunity for textile manufacturers to present men with safe, stylish options for carrying cell phones.
The Common Sense Factor
We have a long list of no-no's for pregnant women during their first trimester. They are warned against smoking. They are warned against drinking. They are warned against using drugs, including prescription drugs. They are warned against getting x-rays. They are warned about getting enough folic acid. They are warned to stay away from peeling paint and any renovation work. They are warned against taking herbal remedies. They are warned to avoid insecticides, weed killers, and fertilizers. They are warned to stay away from paints, varnish, shellac, turpentine, and paint strippers. They are warned to avoid electric blankets, saunas, whirlpools, hot tubs, and steam rooms. They are encouraged not to consume caffeine. They are warned, in general, to avoid all medicines except acetaminophen. They are even warned to stay away from cat litter boxes. Any of these inputs, as well as many others, are considered developmental hazards for unborn babies.
Women have a litany of precautions. So why is it ok for men to microwave their reproductive cells just before they fertilize the egg?
The answer: it's not ok.
We just think it's ok because it's what we've always done. We literally don't even think of it. It's as simple as that.
Today, the public thinks it's
crazy unscientific to associate mobile phone radiation with autism. In the future, avoiding mobile phone radiation in the vicinity of men's reproductive cells will be the first recommendation for couples wanting to prevent autism in their children.
30 Day Rule
The good news: DNA fragmentation in reproductive cells caused by cell phones could be immediately stopped by young and middle-aged men in the days before they attempt to have children.
Of course there is always the long-term picture to consider too. The 1.6 watts per kilogram maximum SAR level allowed by the U.S. government isn't very toxic to our cells in a single dose. But if you get thousands of doses a year, or tens of thousands over a decade, reproductive tissue can incur long-term damage to the point men can't make reproductive cells with healthy DNA even if they stop storing their cell phones in their front pockets. Therefore, the wisest approach is for young and middle-aged men to permanently change their habit of keeping their cell phones in their front pockets.
What Can We Do?
Autism may not be in your family today. But if your son, or son-in-law, is carrying his cell phone in his front pockets, he may be a carrier of autism. If autism is not in your family yet, it is likely to be one day.
What should men do about storing phones? Men should start protecting their reproductive cells. They can carry their cell phone in their breast pockets. Once the public understands the issue, new products such as pouches that clip to the top of shoes will spring up, allowing men to safely carry their cell phones atop the bones of their feet. In the meantime, they can also carry their cell phones in their hands, as well as let the cell phones harmlessly sit atop a counter or table when they are at rest. One special note: men should NEVER drive in cars with their cell phones in their front pockets, as microwave radiation inside a vehicle is especially intense.
How far away do men need to keep cell phones from reproductive cells? Only about as far as women keep cell phones from their eggs, which is about six to eight inches. Women are only passing 20% of autism. This means women's eggs have not been impacted by radiation from cell phones. Thus, men should use this distance as a gold standard for safety.
What should women do? At the minimum, they should enforce the "30 day no front pockets rule" on their male partners. Raising a child with autism is very difficult, both financially and emotionally. Women are inheriting a huge portion of that difficulty based on men's habits.
What should the government do? The rise is autism represents a public health and financial crisis.
Additionally, more research needs to be funded and conducted as soon as possible. Specifically: 1) Research on the rate of autism inheritance from the maternal and paternal sides before 1990, when mobile phone use was uncommon. 2) Research on the rate of autism inheritance from the maternal and paternal side in cultures where mobile phones are not currently used.
A special note to the autistic. This website is not intended to insult you. Your autism may not have been caused by RF energy exposure.
Dramatically Reducing Autism
How much could we reduce autism if we change men's "front pockets" cell phone carrying? It is useful to think in parts. We know from the National Institutes of Health that fathers are passing on autism at four times the rate of women. Let's think of autism as a pie with five parts.
The pie chart shows 80% of autism being caused by paternal DNA. This means the 20-year autism spike has been caused by a sudden spike in damage to men's reproductive cells. More than likely, before the spike began, fathers were passing autism at a similar rate to, or less than, mothers. That's why we never had an autism spike in recorded human history. Since mother's eggs have not been affected by RF energy, we can deduct that a natural pass-on rate, per sex, is a maximum of 20% of today's total.
Let's summarize the thinking: women cause 20% of autism naturally and, before our 20-year spike, men were causing up to, but possibly less, another 20% of autism naturally. Roughly 20 years ago, men began accidentally causing the remaining 60% of autism via reproductive cell fragmentation. This 60% is our heretofore mysterious "autism epidemic".
Does this pass the common sense test? Yes. If men and women are naturally passing only 40% of autism, then 60% of autism is being caused by fragmentation to men's sperm cells. So autism has increased by an unnecessary 60%. This matches to within 10% of the CDC's estimate that autism rates have doubled since 1992.
Let's look at the same pie chart, but assume that fathers reduce their risk of passing on autism by protecting their reproductive cells. As a result, their risk of passing on autism reduces to the natural level—the same level as mothers.
Let's put some numbers to the pie chart to make sense of how much autism could be prevented. Let's use the CDC's published 2009 U.S. birth rate of 4,130,665. Let's use the CDC estimate that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. [ref 8] In 2009, an estimated 46,939 kids were born with autism spectrum disorder. If we imagine 60% of these autism cases were prevented by men carrying their mobile phones safely, then 28,163 new cases of autism would have been prevented in 2009.
If we make a small change with our cell phone carrying, we might prevent almost 30,000 new autism cases per year in the U.S., and a much greater number around the world.
In summary, we have nothing for sale. We are literally saying, "Fathers, don't put radiation right next to the ingredients you're making a baby with." If we make this change, we can go back to 1980s levels of autism, which is to say 60% to 80% less.