Bloomberg reports that a recent study showed workers exposed to lead experience problems with memory and other cognitive function. In fact, as they reach the age where cognitive function slows, they have greater declines than unexposed workers.
The study was reported in the January issue of Neuropsychology which is published by the American Psychological Association.
I represent children who suffer from lead poisoning as a result of lead paint in their apartments. Children under the age of 6 are at significant risk of suffering cognitive impairments as a result of exposure to lead. The typical defense asserted in litigation is that the child’s deficits were genetic or caused by other factors.
The fact that this study shows that adults exposed to lead suffer cognitive impairments supports the claim that children exposed to lead are at high risk of suffering injury.