Navigation Links
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later
Date:5/28/2008

30-year study finds higher blood lead levels raised risk of arrest in adulthood

WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to lead at a young age are more likely to be arrested later in life.

A study in the May 27 issue of PLoS Medicine is the first empirical evidence that elevated blood lead levels, both in the pregnant mother and in the child, are associated with criminal behavior in young adulthood.

"I never would have thought that we would be seeing these effects into the later 20s," said study co-author Kim Dietrich, a professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati. "I'm actually quite astounded and quite worried about this. Although lead levels have been going down in this country, a large proportion of the population now in their 20s and 30s had blood levels in this neurotoxic range."

Childhood lead exposure has been linked with anti-social behavior, lower IQ, attention deficits, hyperactivity and weak executive control functions, all of which are risk factors for future delinquent behavior (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, in particular, is a risk factor for adult criminal behavior). Studies have also related sales of leaded gasoline or high atmospheric lead levels with criminal behavior.

Although use has been curtailed recently, in the past lead was widely used in paint, solder for water pipes and gasoline. The U.S. government banned lead paint and solder in 1978 and 1986, respectively. By 1996, leaded gasoline had been phased out. These efforts resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of U.S. children with blood lead levels considered "of concern" (from 13.5 million in 1978 to 310,000 in 2002).

But many older buildings, especially those in poor, inner-city neighborhoods, still have lead paint on the walls and windowsills. Earlier this year, the U.S. government issued new rules designed to protect children from exposure to lead
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cumulative radiation exposure shows increased cancer risk for emergency department patients
2. Study reveals link among childhood allergies, asthma symptoms, and early life exposure to cats
3. GreatTrainers.com Announces Low-Cost Television and Internet Exposure for Members
4. Amber Valletta on Preventing Mercury Exposure
5. Ad in USA TODAY Touts Benefits of Moderate UV Exposure
6. Chronic Exposure to Solvents Disturbs Brains Wiring
7. Disturbances in brain circuitry linked to chronic exposure to solvents
8. Fetal Exposure to Substance Abuse Changes Brain Structure
9. Safe, Green Insecticides Can Reduce Chemical Exposure in Homes and Gardens
10. Toddlers Affected Most by Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home
11. Legal exposure to asbestos-like material linked to lung damage 25 years later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Situations requiring fast, easy-to-understand business and ... convenient time for everyone involved. These occasions highlight the value of a professional ... has real people available to handle any translation assignment at any time ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® ... to access caregivers and what to look for and expect when searching for ... Founded in 2006 in Canoga Park, CA by CEO, Richard Weatherman and Co-Founder ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... it has established the MAP Recovery Network, the Premier Outcomes-Driven Provider Network. ... This rapidly-growing alliance is dedicated to the provision of quality addiction treatment ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... allow users to send information about new patients directly from Practice Perfect to ... and duplicate data entry. , Steven Presement, President of Practice ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Elizabeth Callahan, MD, founder and ... first in the area to offer RADIESSE® filler treatment for volume loss in the ... of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Universal Translation Services Provides Quality Translations 24 Hours a Day Including Weekends 2Health News:Universal Translation Services Provides Quality Translations 24 Hours a Day Including Weekends 3Health News:AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® Launches New Website for Corporate and Franchisee Locations in 3 States 2Health News:MAP Health Management Launches the MAP Recovery Network 2Health News:FOTO Announces New Integration Partnership with Practice Perfect 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 3
... protect the security of online file access from Internet fraud, Vetted ... existing program Vetted QuickBase. , ... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) ... further protects its online file access from web fraud . ...
... says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies ... Peanut and other food allergies are on the rise, ... life-threatening allergies, and schools are responding by providing nut-free ... schools are going too far, even creating hysteria over ...
... 12 Even as the Obama,Administration sets its ... coalition of public interest groups today called on ... to move quickly on,another matter where action by ... mandatory, basic serving facts disclosing alcohol content,per serving ...
... 12 More than 200 underprivileged,children in Detroit will receive ... at the 23rd annual Holiday Party presented by the Wayne ... Saturday, Dec. 13,at The New Detroit Science Center at 5020 ... Physicians, medical students, physician ...
... Mich.Dec. 12 The Michigan Legislature,took an important step ... yesterday,by passing House Bill 4146, according to the Michigan ... The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank Accavitti (D-Eastpointe), regulates,tanning ... 18, larger warning signs in tanning facilities listing potential ...
... at The Source in Westbury, NY. , ... Freeport, NY (PRWEB) December ... Co., Inc. (NYMPC) as the exclusive provider of fire-alarm services at The ... the agreement, NYMPC will take over all ongoing maintenance for the fire-alarm ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:To Further Combat Internet Fraud, Heightened Security Levels are Implemented by Vetted International 2Health News:To Further Combat Internet Fraud, Heightened Security Levels are Implemented by Vetted International 3Health News:Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria 2Health News:Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria 3Health News:Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling 2Health News:Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling 3Health News:Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling 4Health News:Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling 5Health News:Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling 6Health News:Dermatologists Applaud Passage of Tanning Salon Regulation 2Health News:Simon Property Group Selects New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc. for Fire-alarm Services 2Health News:Simon Property Group Selects New York Merchants Protective Co., Inc. for Fire-alarm Services 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 31, 2015 The ... reversed statewide since Pennsylvania State ... life-saving drug kits, naloxone. Heroin and opioid ... Pennsylvania , killing more individuals than ... approximately 2,400 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... YORK , Aug. 31, 2015  Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, ... focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan ... today announced plans to participate in four investor conferences ... 2, 2015 at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Emerging ... . David P. Luci , President & ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 31, 2015 BioLight ... BLGTY) ("BioLight" or the "Company"), a firm that ... ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, today announced that its ... identified several new genetic markers with high potential ... treated with bisphosphonate drugs and was able to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Announce Report 289 Pennsylvanian Lives Saved by Naloxone 2Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Announce Report 289 Pennsylvanian Lives Saved by Naloxone 3Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Four Investor Conferences in September 2Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Four Investor Conferences in September 3BioLight Reports Positive Clinical Study Results for Identifying New Genetic Markers to Predict Risk of Developing BRONJ 2BioLight Reports Positive Clinical Study Results for Identifying New Genetic Markers to Predict Risk of Developing BRONJ 3BioLight Reports Positive Clinical Study Results for Identifying New Genetic Markers to Predict Risk of Developing BRONJ 4
... BOSTON, April 4, 2011 PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: ... financial results on Monday, May 2, 2011 after the close ... PAREXEL,s website at www.PAREXEL.com and on the PR ... host a conference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. ...
... CITY, Calif., April 4, 2011 Sofie Biosciences, a ... launch of GENISYS4, their new benchtop small animal PET ... Cancer Research Annual Meeting, this compact, preclinical multimodality PET ... and measure the biology of disease and therapeutic response ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL Announces Date of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call 2Sofie Biosciences Launches a High Performance, Benchtop Preclinical PET System Using New Generation Detector Technology 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: