Discussing Autism: Kelly Preston Opens Up About Her Son’s Untimely Death


Kelly Preston, a long time Scientologist, recently sounded off on "The Doctors", blaming  food poisoning, antibiotics and household cleaners for her son Jett's autism. Does she speak the truth or is she full of hot air?

In 2009, Kelly Preston's son Jett passed from a seizure, after bumping his head in a bathtub at the family's vacation home on Grand Bahama Island. Now, she is opening up about what she believes caused his autism.

During an interview on the show The Doctor's, Kelly revealed that she and her husband, John Travolta, believe that harmful chemicals in our environment and certain foods contributed to Jett's condition.

She also recalled having food poisoning while five months pregnant with Jett, various antibiotics in her system, a "fast and hard labor"-all were "contributing factors" to her son becoming autistic.

Kelly has two children with John Travolta and says she works hard to limit the amount of chemicals her son Benjamin 2, and daughter Ella 12, are exposed to on a daily basis.

Travolta, took the stand in the a 2009 extortion case and acknowledged that their son suffered seizures every 5 to 10 days. Prior to his death, many critics claimed the Travolta family hid their son's autism and refused traditional medicine because of their belief in Scientology.

Every day we are learning the effects that environmental toxins have on pregnant women and children. Do you think there is a connection? As a mother, do you sympathize with Kelly or do you think she is misinformed?  

Check out the video and tell us what you think!



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  • http://www.facebook.com/elonna.marie Elonna Marie

    IDK if all that stuff causes autism….I do believe chemicals in household products are bad for you. I always get unscented laundry detergents and dishwasher cleaners. I’ve done away with air-freshener products. Even my skin lotion is scent-free and hypoallergenic. It can’t hurt to do away with scented products.

  • K Basit

    I think that to truly know the “cause” of autism may take 50 years to understand the combination of environmental and genetic factors. Many women have uncomplicated pregnancies and have children on the autism spectrum while others have extremly complicated pregnancies, are exposed to a number of harsh environmental factors and have children who are not affected by autism. More research needs to be done to get the full picture.

  • Sara

    everyone is exposed to chemicals on a daily basis. If chemicals were to blame everyone would have Autism. Unless you lived in a plastic bubble. The food you eat, the shampoo you use, the clothing you wear,the air u breathe, the places you swim. All have chemicals. People are blaming everything for Autism nowadays because NO ONE knows why… Autism effects more children than pediatric cancer, aids and diabetes combined yet it recieves only 1/5th of the funding for research of all of those. But we need to support those with Autism and educate those without. Hiding your child’s condition doesn’t help at all. My son has Autism and I make sure everyone knows, they ask questions and I answer.