Child lead poisoning in California 3 times that of Flint Michigan

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Child lead poisoning in California 3 times that of Flint Michigan

Post by Doc » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lea ... nt-n737196
Lead Poisoning Among Children in Some California Locales Higher Than Flint

by Reuters

Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
In one central Fresno zip code, 13.6 percent of blood tests on children under six years old came back high for lead. That compares to 5 percent across the city of Flint during its recent water contamination crisis. In all, Reuters found at least 29 Golden State neighborhoods where children had elevated lead tests at rates at least as high as in Flint.
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