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What causes sporadic ALS?


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Answered 2011-02-17 13:25:29

Sporadic ALS has no known cause. While many environmental toxins have been suggested as causes, to date no research has confirmed any of the candidates investigated, including aluminum and Mercury and lead from dental fillings.

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