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Lead Hazard Report: SUFFOLK County, MA
 
 
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  • Lead Hazard Indicators and Comparative Rankings

    Counties in US with
    Low Hazard Indicator
    Percentile Counties in US with
    High Hazard Indicator
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    Number of housing units with a high risk of lead hazards: 31,000
    Percent of housing units with a high risk of lead hazards: 11%
    Number of housing units built before 1950: 170,000
    Number of housing units with low income: 52,000
    Percent of housing units with low income: 18%
    Number of children under 5 living below poverty: 11,000
    Percent of children under 5 below poverty: 30%

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  • Hot Spots of Lead Air Quality Hazards

  • Counties in MASSACHUSETTS with the Highest Ambient Air Concentrations of Lead:

    Rank County ug/m3
    1. SUFFOLK .04

    Counties in MASSACHUSETTS with the Greatest Reported Releases of Lead to Air:

    Rank County Pounds
    1. WORCESTER 503
    2. ESSEX 389
    3. FRANKLIN 233
    4. MIDDLESEX 233
    5. BRISTOL 62

    Counties in MASSACHUSETTS with the Greatest Reported Releases of Lead Compounds to Air:

    Rank County Pounds
    1. MIDDLESEX 6,060
    2. HAMPDEN 1,447
    3. WORCESTER 286
    4. BRISTOL 157
    5. ESSEX 151


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