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Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Bizarre Study Suggests That Watching TV Causes Autism
"Lo and behold, Waldman and colleagues found that reported autism cases within certain counties in California and Pennsylvania rose at rates that closely tracked cable subscriptions, rising fastest in counties with fastest-growing cable. The same was true of autism and rainfall patterns in California, Pennsylvania and Washington State. Their oddly definitive conclusions: 'Approximately 17% of the growth in autism in California and Pennsylvania during the 1970s and 1980s was due to the growth of cable television,' and 'just under 40% of autism diagnoses in the three states studied is the result of television watching due to precipitation.'"

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