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Chelation Therapy is but one of the therapies available for
children with Autism or those who have been exposed to lead
poisoning. Chelation Therapy, as it relates to Autism,
is not seen as a "cure" for Autism but as a way to remove the
mercury that has been placed into the body by vaccines.
As related to lead poisoning, Chelation Therapy removes the
lead from the body.
In Michigan, chelation usually requires 5 days in the
hospital for IV calcium disodium EDTA and intramuscular
injections of BAL in oil (British Anti-lewisite). or a 21-day
regimen of oral Succimer (Chemet) in a lead safe environment.
Taking the oral Chemet in a leaded environment will cause the
child to absorb MORE lead. Sometimes the five day IV and IM
course must be repeated 2 or 3 times to get the blood lead
level down to a safe level. Most pediatricians/practitioners
in Michigan begin chelation at a level of 40 ug/dL or higher.
Chelation at levels lower than 40 has not been proven
effective according to the literature.
The following is a list of articles on this
website pertaining to Chelation Therapy.
The Age of
Autism: Gold standards - A
published scientific paper suggests gold salts -- the
treatment that may have prompted improvement in the first
child ever diagnosed with autism -- can affect mental
Therapy Part 1:
A New Hope for Autistics More of
Therapy Part 2:
The Opposing View More of this
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Lead Poisoning Series
- This series of investigative articles and
editorials about Baltimore's lead poisoning epidemic and its
underlying causes is a great example of crusading
investigative reporting. This series also includes articles
that describe the dramatic responses of state and local
officials to the problem. The reporting is extremely
high-quality, accurate and hard-hitting.
Why Some Children Can't Learn
My Experience With Chelation
Debated Autism Therapy Gives
Hopes to Parents - Gavin Wilken is out in his
backyard, unknowingly demonstrating extraordinary accomplishments. The
6-year-old is goofing around with his little sister, Lindsey. He's talking. He's
laughing. He's playing chase. Their mother, Tami Wilken, watches from the
kitchen, expressing amazement at how normal Gavin seems. You should have seen
him a few years ago, she says. He quit speaking. He failed to respond to his
name. He would hold a pen in front of his face and spin it for hours on end.