Ezri said:Are they still working with the theory that vaccines might be a cause? I could swear I read somewhere that in states where they took teh mercury out the rate went even higher. If I can find the article again I'll post it.
The evidence is that vaccines do NOT cause autism. Here's a link to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine:
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abs ... 47/19/1477
and an even more recent one:
The fear of vaccines due to this fear some people have that vaccines are linked to autism (it's not) has caused a backlash--in Great Britain there have recently been measles epidemics.
http://news.scotsman.com/mmrvaccine/Cyn ... 2310692.jp
Here's a link that describes the whole controversy in detail
(Edited to fix link)