Autism and Clostridium tetani
E. R. BOLTE
Abstract —Autism is a severe developmental disability believed to have multiple etiologies.This paper outlines the possibility of a subacute, chronic tetanus infection of the intestinal tract as the underlying cause for symptoms of autism observed in some individuals.
A significant percentage of individuals with autism have a history of extensive antibiotic use. Oral antibiotics significantly disrupt protective intestinal microbiota, creating a favorable environment for colonization by opportunistic pathogens.
Is there a link between autism and glyphosate-formulated herbicides?
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on the planet, and its increasing use over time in the United States aligns well with the increasing rates of autism determined by the Centers for Disease Control. Based on the known mechanism of glyphosate toxicity, we hypothesize that a pregnant woman's exposure at mid-pregnancy to glyphosate-formulated herbicides (GFH) may produce, in her unborn child's brain, anatomic alterations of cortical neuron layering remarkably similar to those found in the brains of humans with autism.
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