When we were young, we’ve always been warned not to put the pencil in our months or eat with our lead covered hands, and we should always wash our hands after using pencils. The reason behind that is lead in pencils can lead to poisoning. Well, not only that.
Researches have shown that lead can kill brain neurons (never cells). Which means when exposed to excess of lead at a young age could lead to a smaller size of brain (smaller gray matter of brain, to be more precise). And since brain size have been argued to be connected with intelligence, lead could lead to less intelligent people!
So apparently, lead can make you stupid. Gee, and I used to wonder why now that we have better education, the generation is getting stupider. It’s the pencils! (*holding sarcasm sign*)
3 thoughts on “Why I think elementary schoolers should use pens:”
the “lead” in pencils is not real lead but graphite, which is relatively harmless. I like pencils, everyone should too.
I would prefer pencils over pens anytime of the day for work. Easy to use and erase. BUT the only thing that I don’t like about pencils are specific cheap kinds where if you were to write on paper and have bright light on top of you the pencil lead gives off an annoying reflection when trying to read what you wrote.
I’ll just leave this here: