Sunday, July 08, 2007

Lead Poisoning Linked to Violent Behavior

Rick Nevin, an economist, has found a definite link between lead exposure in children and violent behavior later in life. This is an environmental link to what we have always accepted as one of the depredations of poverty and inner city living.

Research Links Lead Exposure, Criminal Activity - washingtonpost.com - read entire article

From the article:
A recently released study concludes that there is a strong association between preschoolers' blood lead levels and crime rates 19 years later, when the preschoolers grow up. Declines in lead levels in several industrialized countries corresponded with later drops in crime rates, the study says.

Everyone should read this article. You have to register for the Washington Post online, but it is free. Do not allow leaded products around your child and they are still found in the USA.

A search for lead additive on Google today (7/8/07) was rewarded with 10+ page of results.


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