A Reply to Soden: Your Data Shows Autistic Children Have Higher Levels of Heavy Metals




            Soden, Lowry, Garrison and Wasserman (2007) reported in the abstract that, “autistic participants in this study whose DMSA provoked excretion results demonstrate an excess chelatable body burden (of any heavy metal tested) is zero,” (p.476). It is of interest to note that results show that 20% of the autistic subjects and none of the control subjects excreted one or more of the heavy metals when given the oral chelator DMSA.