How Lead Exposure Relates to Temporal Changes in IQ, Violent Crime, and Unwed Pregnancy

08 May 2000Rick Nevin

Widespread exposure to lead is likely to have profound implications for a wide array of socially undesirable outcomes.

Cross-section study
2 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Lead Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Lead Exposure
Contaminant

Violent crime Brain outcome

Minor Increase

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Lead Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Lead Exposure
Contaminant

Intelligence Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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