Mandel School’s Robert Fischer explains factors in mental health problems for children exposed to lead

The contamination of drinking water was a public health disaster, but children who were exposed can still be helped
Scientific AmericanRobert Fischer, research professor at the Mandel School, explained the intertwined factors that may contribute to mental problems in children who have been exposed to elevated lead levels. “If it was just lead, that would be manageable, but lead exposure also correlates with extreme poverty, low resource availability and poor schools,” he said.