Jefferson Neuroscientists Find Evidence Of Lead Exposure Affecting Recovery From Brain Injury15 years, 9 months ago
Posted on Oct 29, 2004, 5 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
Lead exposure at a young age can hurt the brain's development and cause learning and behavioral problems. It may also interfere with recovery from a brain injury. A new study by scientists at Jefferson Medical College shows that young rats exposed to low levels of lead take significantly longer to recover from a brain injury than those animals that weren't lead-exposed.