Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood lead exposure linked to poor adult mental health

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline.

Attention deficit disorders

Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids with genetic mutation

Exposure to small amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Genetics

Early lead exposure affects gene expression throughout life

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University biologists Cathrine Hoyo and Randy Jirtle have found links between lead exposure in children and epigenetic alterations in regulatory regions of genes that are ...

Overweight & Obesity

Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers

When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lead acts to trigger schizophrenia

Mice engineered with a human gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early life exhibited behaviors and structural changes in their brains consistent with schizophrenia. Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman ...

Health

Lead exposure linked to lower quality sleep in youth

Youth who are exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, which may affect their cognitive abilities, according to a University of Michigan study in Mexico.

Health

Children near lead smelters exposed to lead in the womb

The environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, in which drinking water contaminated with lead raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory system to protect residents ...

Health

Lead in hair dyes must go: FDA

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said that hair dyes can no longer contain lead.

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