Kids Exposed To Lead Likely To Be Criminals As Adults

May 28, 2008

Two new studies have revealed that children who are exposed to lead face an increased risk of taking part in criminal behavior as adults..Los Angeles (ChattahBox) – Two new studies have revealed that children who are exposed to lead face an increased risk of taking part in criminal behavior as adults.

The studies were published on Tuesday in the medical journal PLoS Medicine, linking lead exposure in kids to criminal activity as adults, as well as decreased brain volume.

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati carried out the first study which found that kids exposed to lead are more likely to be arrested for criminal activity as adults.

These crimes included violent activity and impacted kids most during fetal stages, and early childhood.

The other study was done at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and linked lead exposure to decreased brain volume as adults.

Men were found to be affected more than women by the lead exposure.


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One Response to “Kids Exposed To Lead Likely To Be Criminals As Adults”

  1. James Powell on May 28th, 2008 10:10 am

    Do ya’ think there is any relation to alleged lead exposure to children in low income, unmaintained homes and crime. We have known for years more crime exists in poverty ridden neighborhoods, the same neighborhoods that have poorly maintained homes. Coincidence ? I think not. More junk science based on non facts.

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