Could Syracuse Lead Paint Problem Be Causing More Youth Violence? Researchers Think So

WRGB Albany by Conor Wight

Syracuse, NY -In Syracuse, hundreds of kids become lead poisoned in their own homes every year. The city has one of the highest rates of teen violence in the country. Syracuse researchers and activists are now looking to show the two tragic realities are intertwined and that removing lead from homes will ultimately save lives that would have otherwise been lost in homicides. Syracuse University’s Dr. Rubenstein and Dr. Sandra Lane have spent decades researching the impact lead has on children and the resulting domino effect on the local public health and safety infrastructure. For the full text, click here.