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Childhood lead exposure tied to structural brain changes
11/18/2020

Adults with elevated lead exposure at age 11 had MRI scans showing nearly 1 square centimeter reduced cortical surface area and 0.1 cubic cm reduced hippocampal volume associated with emotion, learning and memory at age 45, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings also showed white matter structural deficits among those with the greatest lead exposure in childhood.

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