Dec 17, 2012

Pb (Lead) the "Criminal Element" upcoming article by @kdrum of @motherjones

Environmental Pb's effects on crime, IQ explain 90% of time-related variance. So are criminals routinely tested for lead?

Unfortunately the magazine contents aren't yet online, but the article's author has blogged several times (quite briefly) about this topic.
Less Lead, Less Crime

Lead, Prisons, and Crack: Why Violent Crime is Down
Lead is Bad for You
The argument in the magazine is very compelling.

It seems Pb has a tighter correlation than policing-styles, abortion rates, crack's popularity, poverty effects, etc.

The hidden villain behind rampant crime, lower IQs, even the ADHD epidemic? Pb(CH2CH3)4

Follow Kevin Drum for new article about lead the "Criminal Element"

Here's the site where it should soon appear: