Vol. 8, No. 1, 2002 Page 6


"Environmental deprivation acts on many levels, not just the socio-psychological ones. Exposure to elevated levels of lead, PCBs, and pesticides, plus drug abuse, poor prenatal care and other biological factors interfering with brain development, is a central feature of poverty."

Bernard Weiss, Professor of
Environmental Medicine and
Pediatrics, University of
Rochester, New York
(personal communication)

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