Autism rates seems to have jumped after the widespread use of fluorescent lighting in the 1940's and is higher in countries with 50 cycle per second electrical supply systems over those with 60 cps (more strobe effect). Also autism is seemingly unknown in the Amish community (no electrically based light).


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    $\begingroup$ The fact that autism is seemingly unknown in the Amish community may also be a matter of a lack official diagnoses (them being separated from the "mainstream" population and doctors). I am interested to read the study it. Do you perhaps have a reference? $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Mar 14 '17 at 14:07
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    $\begingroup$ The basis of this question seems to be a collection of dubious claims. Do you actually have some sort of Amish-Autism study you are basing this on? $\endgroup$ – Neil Meyer Mar 14 '17 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ Dr. Frank Noonan a family doctor in the Amish community for over 25 years has treated thousands of Amish children. He says they have other stuff but not autism, and that's just the way it is. Both the antivaxers and the vaxers try to skew their research to suit the desired outcome. Dr. Noonan has no skin in the game so I would tend to believe him. If you want to read my study email me ogevans2525@gmail.com and I will send it to you. $\endgroup$ – Steve Mar 15 '17 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ It is incorrect that Amish people never use electrical lights. Many do not use them at home, but some communities (e.g. Beachy Amish of central Virginia) allow them. Also, visiting public places that have electrical lights (e.g. clinics, hospitals, train stations, airports, malls, museums, etc.) is allowed. $\endgroup$ – Robert Columbia Mar 19 '17 at 12:52
  • $\begingroup$ Autistic people often have sensory sensitivities, particularly to light, so the increase of the prevalence of a common sensory trigger in society may have increased the number of diagnoses. $\endgroup$ – Eli Aug 22 '17 at 16:26