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Could ultrasounds on pregnant women be the cause of the rise of autism in children over the years?

Since ultrasounds came into use in the 1970's, autism has been on the rise. Originally used later in pregnancy and now very early in pregnancy. Before it was the norm, it was shown on a program that a drop of water on an ultrasound paddle would disintegrate immediately so the concern was WHAT was it doing to the fetus' brain? A study could have a large group of women NOT have ultrasounds during their pregnancy, and follow through to see if they develop autism compared to those who had them.

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