Saturday, May 31, 2008

Studies link lead to adult crime, brain damage

Exposure to lead in early childhood or in the womb can cause permanent brain damage that may even cause criminal behavior, researchers found.
Two studies showed that people with high levels of lead in childhood grew up with blocks of missing brain cells — and they also were far more likely to be arrested for crimes, especially violent crimes.
Will artificial turf join lead paint as a cause of brain damage and criminal behavior? Read about the study on MSNBC, click here.