Why Does Minnesota Have the Nation's Highest Autism Rate?

City Pages (Twin Cities) | August 20, 2008
There are no good answers for why autism rates are rising in Minnesota. One camp believes it is due primarily to over-vaccination of infants and previous exposure to Thimerosal, a type of antiseptic containing mercury that was removed from regular childhood vaccines in 2001. Another camp points to increased awareness about the disease.

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