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Autism

Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products

By Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Summary

This online article describes how companies have made improper statements suggesting that various products can be used to cure autism; these include chelation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, detoxifying clay baths, and other products. The article notes that there is no cure for autism and warns that using some products may carry health risks.

The Food and Drug Administration is a regulatory agency charged with controlling and supervising drugs, foods, vaccines, medical devices, radioactive electronics, comestics, and tobacco in the United States. It also provides information about safety of such products.

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Visit www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm394757.htm

Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
United States
2014

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