Heavy Metals and Psychic Disturbance
My research shows pathogens are directly related to mental illness and heavy metals exacerbate the effect by compromising the immune system and causing direct neurological damage. Other studies have shown giving children adequate vitamin intake in institutions reduces violence by 50%. Vitamin B deficiency can often cause paranoid and violent behavior.
Here, we note that lead contamination is associated with criminal behavior.
Lead in Environment Causing Violent Crime – Study
Feb 18, 2:09 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lead left in paint, water, soil and elsewhere may not only be affecting children’s intelligence but may cause a significant proportion of violent crime, a U.S. researcher argued Friday.
He said the U.S. government needs to do more to lower lead levels in the environment and parents need to think more about where their children may be getting exposed to lead.
“When environmental lead finds its way into the developing brain, it disturbs neural mechanisms responsible for regulation of impulse. That can lead to antisocial and criminal behavior,” said Dr. Herbert Needleman, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Needleman’s team, using a technique called X-ray fluorescence, found very low levels of lead in the bones of children.
Needleman cited several studies that associate crime with high levels of lead either in the bodies of those accused or in the environments they came from, including one that showed the average bone lead levels of 190 juvenile delinquents were higher than those of adolescents not charged with crimes.