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Lead is a heavy metal that, when consumed or inhaled, can cause serious physical and mental problems and, in some instances, death. It is especially dangerous to children younger than 6.
In an interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Howard Mielke, a research professor in the pharmacology department at the Tulane University School of Medicine, shared his thoughts on lead's link to crime, the current levels of lead in the city and what populations are most at risk. There is currently no cure for lead poisoning, Mielke said...