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Study Links Lead Exposure To Antisocial Behavior

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March 1, 2002
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Children's Hospital Medical Center Of Cincinnati
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Could exposure to lead in early childhood be behind the rising levels of crime and other antisocial behaviors during the last half of the 20th century? The first comprehensive lead study to track children over a period of time found that both prenatal and postnatal exposure to lead were associated with antisocial behavior in children and adolescents.

CINCINNATI -- Could exposure to lead in early childhood be behind the rising levels of crime and other antisocial behaviors during the last half of the 20th century?


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