Sunday, 26 January 2014

Lead Pollution levels and Conservative voting patterns?

It is known that regions with higher lead pollution levels suffer higher crime figures and that lead polution affects intelligence. Perhaps it affects political voting patterns too?

I was pondering the success of conservatives in the 80's when adults of voting age were exposed through their childhoods to highest levels of lead polution and note subjectively that since lead has been removed from petrol, there is a slow swing back to the left.

In our United Queendom, we're aware that people tend to vote conservative in the south and south east, I wondered if there was some polution link. I've not been able to find anything but soil modern concentrations which would point to previous levels of pollution in the air

UK Election results 1997
Contempory UK Lead Polution concentrations

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