Hi, I was reading an article on the health affects of lead and how it can cause brain damage and all sorts of other horrible problems in people. I was also shocked to read that up until around the year 2000 in many part of Europe it was used in petrol!
I made me wonder if this could have done damage to people living in areas where it was used. Myself I was fortunate to grow up in a remote part of Austria with few cars around and I also read that the use of leaded petrol had been phased out early and before I was born. I am very thankful for this. But I have family in the UK and also France where it seems it was not phased out until the year 2000!
I really wonder if this exposure has done permanent harm to people growing up in these countries? Is it possible it could have and if so can it be repaired? I tried to google it but I could not find a whole lot. I found some articles saying that the phaseout has cut crime rates and made iq increase.
Also in the mind 80s the level of lead in petrol was cut to 0.15/L, is this level low enough to cause harm? I have a cousin who was raised in London she was born in 1988. She is really smartest of all the people i know but I now wonder if her potential has been damaged due to the toxin in the environment. I feel really bad if this is the case .
Sorry if these are stupid questions im just really interestd in this topic now and would very much appreciate some feedback.
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