Do Gulf War vets have higher incidence of children born with autism or on that spectrum?
I'm wondering whether the children of men who served in the Gulf War, and fathered their children AFTER the war, have a higher than normal incidence of autism and related disorders.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
My husband was not in the Gulf War, and we have one son on the autism spectrum. The incidences are no higher for Gulf War veteran's children than those who didn't serve. Scientists have narrowed it down and a popular study shows that the MMR vaccine has a trace amount of mercury in it to stabilize the antigen. This vaccine used to be given when a child was 2+ now it's being given to newborns and infants which is believed to cause a raise in the autism occurrences.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
im a gulf war vet and i cant have kids theres been alot of reports about that to . ive heard the same one youre talking about 2 i think its from that antrax shot they gave all of us