Lead At Low Levels May Cause Depression In Kids

NPR (7/1, Shute) “Shots” blog reports that according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Pediatrics, lead at low levels may cause depression in children. The study of 1,341 youngsters in Jintan, China revealed that “when the children’s behavior and cognitive abilities were tested in the last year of preschool, at age six, the children who had more lead in their blood were more likely to have emotional problems, anxiety, and pervasive developmental problems.”

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— “Lead Exposure May Cause Depression And Anxiety In Children,” Nancy Shute, National Public Radio, June 30, 2014.

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