Amazon Pulls Books Claiming Cures for Autism
Amazon has removed two books from its website that claim to have found a cure for autism. Both books champion chlorine dioxide, or “Miracle Mineral Solution” and chelation as cures for the neurological disease.
The books “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism” and “Fight Autism and Win” are books that tout a possible cure.
The removal of the books followed a Wired report stating “the online marketplace is rife with books advocating scientifically unproven and potentially fatal “treatments” for autism, including chemical baths and drugs intended for arsenic poisoning.”
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there is thus far not a cure for autism. The FDA has also warned there may be serious health risks in using these chemicals.
There was no response to questions given to Amazon if they will pull other books. When one searches for “cure for autism” on their website, they could still find hundreds of books listed.
Not only are there no cures for autism, there are barely any successful treatments that have any consistency, as confirmed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010 research disputed a 1998 study that linked autism to the MMR vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella.
This comes on the heels of Facebook rolling out a policy that deters false information about vaccinations being toxic and being linked to other illnesses or autism. Facebook is also blocking the searches for discussion groups about conspiracy theories that anti-vaccinators feel is prompted by the pharmaceutical industry.
The vaccination issue has been hotly debated recently, with a rise in childhood diseases that were thought to have been eliminated but have resurfaced in children not vaccinated.