Dachel writes that "In some ways it’s like a macabre sci fi novel. Imagine a book where the authors create a mysterious element that has marketable uses but also has concomitant lethal effects."
Look, autism at 1% isn't the worst epidemic we're dealing with. It's not an epidemic. ADHD affects 5% or more, but you never hear them bitching about that. Schizophrenia is about 1 in 200. Bipolar is from 3 to 5 in 100.
These folks at AoA are riled up over autism while ignoring that there are many neurological conditions affecting a significant portion of the population, all of which serve to point out that we have many things as a society to deal with, many people in need of assistance and support.
They have tunnel vision and it's all about the mercury, or whatever particular element it is at a given time that is responsible for all the ills of the world.