THE MIRROR: Parents of autistic children targeted by firm flogging water to 'help' condition

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Release date: 26/10/2019

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Jonathan Green, a psychiatry ­professor from Manchester University who specialises in autism, agreed there was “absolutely no basis” for the idea that silica water could cure or halt the ­symptoms of autism.

He added: “[Exley] is well known for these claims, that have no basis.”

Mr Green said Exley should “very definitely” declare his links to the ­company in his papers and called into question his bid to crowdfund research.

He said: “It’s unusual and suggests he can’t put forward a good scientific case for other forms of funding. The concern is it bypasses the peer review and critical assessment phases, which act as a check.”

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TitleParents of autistic children targeted by firm flogging water to 'help' condition
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/10/19
DescriptionJonathan Green, a psychiatry ­professor from Manchester University who specialises in autism, agreed there was “absolutely no basis” for the idea that silica water could cure or halt the ­symptoms of autism.

He added: “[Exley] is well known for these claims, that have no basis.”

Mr Green said Exley should “very definitely” declare his links to the ­company in his papers and called into question his bid to crowdfund research.

He said: “It’s unusual and suggests he can’t put forward a good scientific case for other forms of funding. The concern is it bypasses the peer review and critical assessment phases, which act as a check.”
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/parents-autistic-children-targeted-firm-20731676
PersonsJonathan Green