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Merced doctor’s theory links autism to flood of electronic devices
Merced Sun-Star

Subjecting infants to electronic devices is another theory on what causes autism. This one comes from Dr. Leonard Oestreicher, a longtime Merced family practitioner, and is explained in his new eBook: “The Pied Pipers of Autism.” His theory, while laying some blame on genetic factors, maintains that the leading cause of autism and related disorders is the electronics — televisions, video devices and talking toys — many infants are exposed to today.