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ABF Affiliated Research Professor's Study Featured by Environment News Service

March 15, 2018, ABF news

American Bar Foundation (ABF) Affiliated Research Professor, Robert J. Sampson, and his study examining the racial ecology of contemporary exposure to lead poisoning as a form of environmental injustice was featured in an online news article posted on March 13, 2018 by the Environment News Service (ENS) — an international daily wire service that publishes breaking, international news on the environment. The article, titled “Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency,” discusses how Dr. Sampson’s study, which was co-authored by Alix Winter (a Ph.D. student in Sociology and Social Policy in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University), connected adolescent anti-social behavior to childhood lead exposure and confirmed racial disparities in toxic exposure to lead poisoning. 

The ENS article states that “Overall, the authors write, ‘our theoretical framework posits lead toxicity as a major environmental pathway through which racial segregation has contributed to the legacy of Black disadvantage in the United States.’”

To read ENS’s article on Dr. Sampson and his significant study, click here: 

To read and learn more about Dr. Sampson, his research and publications, visit his profile page on our website:

Posted by: Danielle Gensburg


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