Lead Exposure Linked To High Violent Crime Rates, Low IQ’s And ADHD. What Will Be The Next Culprit?

A car spewing exhaust.Mother Jones posted a great article, “America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead,” about the correlation between increased lead exposure and high violent crime rates, low IQ scores and ADHD. Leaded paint was listed as one source but even more harmful was the leaded gasoline we used in our vehicles until 1996. The lead we spewed from our exhaust pipes pre-1996 is still in the fields our kids play on and becomes airborne when the warm weather dries the soil.

Makes me wonder about products we consume today – what are we going to find out next about the pesticides and plastics used to grow and deliver our food? Definitely check out the article. [Mother Jones]


Pharmaceutical Drug Heist Foiled By A Bottled Water. Maybe We Should Just Let Criminals Drink It.

Amaury Villa and Amed VillaGizmodo posted an article, The Largest Pharmaceutical Drug Heist in History Was Ruined By a Water Bottle, about an $80 million robbery that was partly solved by captured fingerprints on a bottle of water that was left behind. Bottled water, crime fighter? I think I’ve been too hard on the bottled stuff and I guess there could be exceptions. So criminals, please drink the heck out of that bottled water and if you can, eat something greasy while you do. No sense in committing a crime thirsty so be sure to bring it along. [NBC Connecticut via Gizmodo]