BUZZFEED: These Scientists Say A British Professor's Claim That Aluminium Is Linked To Autism Is "Absurd"

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Release date: 15/12/2017

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Jonathan Green, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manchester who specialises in autism, told BuzzFeed News it was “absurd to draw conclusions” from the study.Second, the study didn’t mention how any of the donors died, which both Bishop and Green felt was relevant. “Clearly the cause of death is pertinent to brain findings and needs to be taken into account,” said Green. Exley said that none of them had died of causes which would cause him to expect them to have elevated aluminium levels, and that the reason he had not included the causes of death was to avoid the donors being identifiable. Both Green and Bishop felt that it should have been possible to include the relevant information in a nonidentifiable way.

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TitleThese Scientists Say A British Professor's Claim That Aluminium Is Linked To Autism Is "Absurd"
Media name/outletBuzzfeed
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/12/17
DescriptionJonathan Green, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manchester who specialises in autism, told BuzzFeed News it was “absurd to draw conclusions” from the study.Second, the study didn’t mention how any of the donors died, which both Bishop and Green felt was relevant. “Clearly the cause of death is pertinent to brain findings and needs to be taken into account,” said Green. Exley said that none of them had died of causes which would cause him to expect them to have elevated aluminium levels, and that the reason he had not included the causes of death was to avoid the donors being identifiable. Both Green and Bishop felt that it should have been possible to include the relevant information in a nonidentifiable way.
URLhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/these-scientists-say-a-british-professors-claim-that?utm_term=.rdoavJYwz#.heLBnP9Gv
PersonsJonathan Green