Sufferers of autism often are poor detoxifiers and heavy metal toxicity has been shown to be a contributory factor in autism. Many of the symptoms seen in autism can be associated with heavy metal toxicity.
Far Infrared Thermal Therapy is beneficial to assist with detoxification and has been used to aid the 9/11 Rescue workers, and also police with their Detoxification.
Infrared Sauna Therapy has also been included for use in the detox programme for Police Officers in Utah who experienced Chemical Exposures while on active duty. (Toxicol Ind Health 2012 Sep;28(8):758-68)