Rick Nevin is an economic consultant who acts as an adviser to the National Center for Healthy Housing and has worked on the Federal Strategy to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Amongst other research, he has published papers in the journal Environmental Research claiming to demonstrate a link between environmental lead exposure and violent crime in the United States and in nine countries worldwide. This research has been publicized in the press by a Washington Post article in July 2007, and elsewhere, including the UK's Independent in October 2007.
- "Riehl World View: Lead Poisoning And Crime".
- Nevin, Rick (May 2000). "How Lead Exposure Relates to Temporal Changes in IQ, Violent Crime, and Unwed Pregnancy". Environmental Research 83 (1): 1–22. Bibcode:2000ER.....83....1N. doi:10.1006/enrs.1999.4045. PMID 10845777.
- Nevin, Rick (July 2007). "Understanding international crime trends: The legacy of preschool lead exposure". Environmental Research 104 (3): 315–336. Bibcode:2007ER....104..315N. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2007.02.008. PMID 17451672.
- Vedantam, Shankar (July 8, 2007). "Research Links Lead Exposure, Criminal Activity". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
- Lean, Geoffrey (October 28, 2007). "Ban on leaded petrol 'has cut crime rates around the world'". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
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