Today's guest is Mark Blaxill and he is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, editor at large for Age of Autism, a director of SafeMinds, and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He writes often on autism, science, and public policy issues for Age of Autism and has published a number of articles, letters, and commentaries on autism in journals such as Public Health Reports, the International Journal of Toxicology, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Neurotoxicology and Medical Hypotheses. He has also been invited to peer review articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and the International Journal of Toxicology.
Also, we have Dan Olmsted and he is an investigative reporter and the former senior editor for United Press International and the assistant national editor for USA Today. He publishes columns on health and medicine regularly in the Washington Times and is the editor of the Age of Autism website, providing daily updates on the autism epidemic. The Columbia Journalism Review called his site’s columns “some of the most enterprising contributions to the autism debate” and have led to the introduction of a 2006 House Bill by Rep. Carolyn Maloney calling for scientific studies into the thimerosal-autism relationship.