An interesting article was published in the Scientific American relating the rapid growth of autism and environmental exposure to chemicals.  This article seems to link common household chemicals and the multifold increase in reported Autism.  They make several good points related to chemical exposures as well as mention the common belief that vaccines play a prominent role in the increase of this disease.  This is a topic that will be studied for years to come due to its impact not only on health but also the huge financial cost of this disease.