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Are 1 in 6 deaths in the USA due to lead exposure?

The Lancet article (April 2018) finds: of 2.3 million deaths every year in the USA, about 400 000 are attributable to lead exposure Contrary to another answer, the article says: All models ...
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Has lead poisoning in kids in St. Louis (Mo.) decreased since 2001?

There is quantitative data in Childhood Lead Poisoning in The City of St. Louis for every year from 1971 through 2009. Using a 10 micrograms per deciliter standard, the fraction of children testing ...
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Is lead exposure responsible for the rise and fall of violent crime in the US?

Per Wayne Hall in 2013, "lead exposure in childhood may have played a small role in rising and falling crime rates in the USA but it is unlikely to account for the very high percentage of the decline ...
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Has lead poisoning in kids in St. Louis (Mo.) decreased since 2001?

You ask two questions. @DavePhD addressed the first one. The second is also answerable from the same data source. The total number of children tested was 11,260 in 2000 and 13,522 in 2009. This is ...
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