Aluminium in Autism Brains

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

To ask whether the DOH have made or are going to make an assessment of the findings of Matthew Mold et al on aluminium in brain tissue in autism, reported in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology; and if so, whether they will encourage further investigation of the link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and aluminium.

recent research on aluminium and autism (

Yours faithfully,

Angus Files

Our ref: DE-1118543


Dear Mr Files,
Thank you for your correspondence of 6 February about research into
autism.  I have been asked to reply.


The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material.  As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.


The Department of Health and Social Care has no current plans to make an
assessment of the findings relating to aluminium in brain tissue in
autism, and has no current plans to investigate the link further.

Government-funded autism research is led by the National Institute for
Health Research and its Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health.
Current work includes a £2.5million, five-year research theme on
neurodevelopmental conditions and a £2million programme grant on improving
outcomes for autistic people by reducing mental health problems.

At a regional level the National Institute is investing through its
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care
programme.  Specific areas of focus include:

* creating practical tools for detecting autism and special educational
materials for teaching social skills; and

* improving local services for autistic adults.

 I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,
Maxine Kocura
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care



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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Thank you very much for your reply.Quite extraordinary that you don`t even assist or see the need to forward it on to a health Department or anybody,just move on guys, nothing to see,quite remarkable.

Yours faithfully,

Angus Files