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Cincinnati and Chicago youth have demonstrated over-exposure to toxic levels of lead. Devastating MRI results have been discovered for inner-city youth who had been exposed to lead since infancy. The damaged parts of the lead-infected brains interfere with emotions, impulse control and the ability to remain focused and pay attention.
We have known for centuries that lead is poisonous. Eliminating it from gas and paint has dramatically declined toxic exposure for American children.
A local investigation discovered that lead hazards are prevalent in areas of the city that have the highest crime rates.
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