The Link Between Well Water And Juvenile Delinquency

Lead In Water Is Clue

29 Mar 2022 by Local Press Report
PHILADELPHIA PA

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has worked for decades to reduce environmental exposure, setting limits on lead allowed in paint and food cans, for example, and putting in place the Safe Drinking Water Act. Although public water sources must all meet the Act’s stringent health requirements, private wells—on which some 13% of the U.S. population relies—fall beyond its purview. New research has found that, for teens in the U.S., early lead exposure from private well drinking water increased the risk of juvenile delinquency.

Source: Penn Today

Source: Penn Today