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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in Autism denial?

Autism denial refers to the movement that believes that autism in children is a rising epidemic, and that it is actually caused by environmental toxins. These beliefs are not supported by science.  Read more about Autism denial

Here are 5 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

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Katie McCarron

Age: 3
Morton, Illinois

Murdered by her mother
May 13, 2006

Influenced by those who believe childhood vaccines might cause autism, Katie's mother felt extreme guilt over vaccinating the autistic child. This led to a depression, and the death of the child at her mother's hands. Read more & more

Abubakar Tariq Nadama

Age: 5
Portersville, Pennsylvania

August 23, 2005

In a attempt to "cure" his autism, Tariq was given chelation therapy. His heart stopped. The practitioner was brought up on charges, which were later dropped. Read more & more & more

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Jack Piper

Age: 5
North London, England

Bowel perforated in 12 places

Jack was subjected to a needless colonoscopy that perforated his bowel and left him gravely ill. This was alleged to be a treatment for his autism. The hospital publicly apologized and the doctors involved were investigated. Read more

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