Your health may not be the only thing in danger if you’re exposed to lead; those around you could be in trouble, too. Childhood exposure to the toxic metal may be linked to violent criminal acts like homicide, Chemical & Engineering News reported this week. Studies show that boys rated for high aggression and teenagers who have been in trouble with the law were exposed to higher-than-average lead levels as children. In addition, homicide rates are four times higher in countries with extreme lead concentrations in the air.
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