How Lead Effects Your Brain - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/22/06

How Lead Effects Your Brain

New research shows the effect of lead exposure is long lasting and that brain damage can occur up to 18 years later.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied over 500 men who worked in a chemical plant and were exposed to both organic lead, which used to be in gasoline, and inorganic lead,  which used to be in paint.

After studying MRI scans and bone tissue to determine the extent of lead exposure, they found over 30% of the men had lesions on their brain and some even had a smaller brain size proving that lead exposure is not just a risk to childhood, but at any age.

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