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lead poisoning and autism?

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  • Posted By: moonmama
  • January 11, 2009
  • 01:45 PM

I have an 11 year old son. He was dx'd with PDD-NOS when he was 4. He has always been *very* violent, something that was attributed to his PDD. Fast forward to the present and a few months ago we did a urine test to look for heavy metals. He was found with a reading of 37mg/dL. There was almost no more room on the chart to quantify his reasults. He also has a mercury reading of 10 mg/DL. He has O.D.D type behavior, and was dx'd with PTSD from this traumatic birth and subsquent frequent hopital stays, and 5 surgeries, 2 of which were for Coarctation of the aorta repair. I have heard there are dangers in using chealation (our next step). Do you think the lead poisoning could be the source of his ADD/ODD/PDD and violent behaviors? He is becoming a danger to himself and others as he gets older. Chealation is our last hope.

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