On a message board site , I was reading about how some people think that lead poisoning is more to blame for crime in America then environment and/or economics .
I hadn't ever heard that theory , so I Google " symptoms of lead poisoning " .
And after reading a few sites on the effects of lead poisoning in young children and unborn babies , I'm thinking that there may be something to the idea . I'm not sure I buy into the theory that lead poisoning is more to blame then economics or the environment. But it seems likely that the effects it has on the human system when combined with to the effects of environment and economics can be connected to what causes some young people to join gangs and such . I haven't found any medical or scientific results connecting or disconnecting lead poisoning and crime . Anyone have any thoughts on this topic ?
Lead is much more harmful to children than adults because it can affect children's developing nerves and brains. The younger the child, the more harmful lead can be. Unborn children are the most vulnerable
Possible complications include:
•Behavior or attention problems
•Failure at school
•Slowed body growth
The symptoms of lead poisoning may include:
•Abdominal pain and cramping (usually the first sign of a high, toxic dose of lead poison)
•Loss of previous developmental skills (in young children)
•Low appetite and energy
Lead poisoning symptoms in children
The signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children may include:
•Loss of appetite
•Sluggishness and fatigue
Lead poisoning symptoms in newborns
Babies who are exposed to lead before birth may experience:
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