Rick Nevin

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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.[1] 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[2] and in nine countries worldwide.[3] This research has been publicized in the press by a Washington Post article in July 2007,[4] and elsewhere, including the UK's Independent in October 2007.[5]


  1. ^ "Riehl World View: Lead Poisoning And Crime". 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Vedantam, Shankar (July 8, 2007). "Research Links Lead Exposure, Criminal Activity". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  5. ^ Lean, Geoffrey (October 28, 2007). "Ban on leaded petrol 'has cut crime rates around the world'". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2007-12-01.