Posts tagged “autism”
March 1, 2013
Journalist Brita Belli will be in Groton, CT at the Groton Public Library on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. to read and discuss her book The Autism Puzzle.In The Autism Puzzle, Brita Belli brings us into the lives of three families with autistic children, each with different ideas about autism, as she explores the possible causes. She interprets for readers compelling evidence that environmental toxins—including common exposures from chemicals mounting in our everyday lives—may be sparking this disorder in vulnerable children. Belli calls for an end to the use of materials like toxic flame retardants used in electronics and furniture, which have been banned elsewhere, that are hazardous, insisting that we cannot afford to experiment with our children. The Autism Puzzle puts a human face on the families caught in between the debates, and offers a refreshingly balanced perspective.Bita Belli Book TourWednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
August 9, 2012
Brita Belli shines a light into one major corner of the impact of toxic chemicals on our health — the role they may play in the explosive rise in autism among American children. Her book, The Autism Puzzle, explores why autism has gone from a rare disease to now affecting 1 in 88 children. Listen to her interview with Francesca Rheannon on The Writer’s Voice here.
The Autism Puzzle is the first book to address the compelling evidence that it is the pairing of environmental exposures with genetic susceptibilities that may be impacting the brain development of children.
March 26, 2012Belli, who found her way to the autism beat through a cover story for her bimonthly publication E: The Environmental Magazine, told the Tip Sheet that “even today, we are at the early stages of discovering how many of the chemicals we are exposed to impact developing brains.”