Long time readers to Non-Toxic Kids know my feelings about the harmful effects of “low” level lead exposures. After sitting through the presentations of two well known doctors discussing the effects of low level lead exposure in the Vermont legislature, I am convinced the levels of “safe” exposure need to be lowered.
Now another study proves that very point.
From MSN, word that researchers in the UK have found a clear link between low level lead exposure and lower scores on standardized tests, higher levels of hyperactivity and anti-social behavior.
“The researchers also talked to teachers as part of their research and found that children with blood lead levels above 10 micrograms per deciliter were nearly three times as likely to show hyperactivity and anti-social behavior as children whose blood lead levels were between 0 and 2 micrograms per deciliter.” Read more...