We’ve all heard comments like:
Just because it is common, does not mean it is normal. There is an epidemic of chronic childhood conditions sweeping through the industrialized world.
Behind the Statistics
This epidemic is real. The rates of these disorders are increasing so quickly that the causes cannot be due solely to genes.
Costs of the Epidemic
With rising infertility rates and a disproportionate number of boys being impacted by chronic illness, the future of the family and our nation's security is threatened.
Many Diagnoses, One Epidemic
Understand how chronic childhood illnesses (from autism to rheumatoid arthritis) have the same set of root causes.
The Startling Statistics
At least one in two children in the U.S. has a diagnosed chronic illness. Learn more about the skyrocketing rates of childhood disorders.
Why Are We So Sick?
We strongly believe that a combination of increased awareness, better identification and more inclusive categories are insufficient to explain the skyrocketing rates of sick children.