Address the Link Between Lead and Criminal Behavior

Recent research has linked exposure to lead at young ages with criminal behavior. One study found that for every five micrograms per deciliter (μg/dl) increase in blood lead levels at age six, the risk of being arrested for a violent crime as a young adult increased by almost 50%. The risk has been confirmed by other research. Childhood exposure increases the likelihood of impulsivity, aggression, and low IQ. All are associated with criminal behavior.

Write to your representatives in the state legislature and urge them to address this important issue! If lead is contaminating drinking water, we could be sowing the seeds of future criminal behavior.


  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives


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Please address the link between lead and criminal behavior

Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]