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Lead Hazard Report: NEW YORK
 
 
  • Map Locating Lead Hazards

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  • Lead Hazard Indicators and Comparative Rankings

    States with
    Low Hazard Indicator
    Percentile States with
    High Hazard Indicator
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    Number of housing units with a high risk of lead hazards: 430,000
    Percent of housing units with a high risk of lead hazards: 6%
    Number of housing units built before 1950: 3,000,000
    Number of housing units with low income: 990,000
    Percent of housing units with low income: 14%
    Number of children under 5 living below poverty: 320,000
    Percent of children under 5 below poverty: 27%

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    Note: For comparative purposes, percent may be a more appropriate indicator than number.

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  • Blood Lead Levels In Children

  • States with
    Fewer High Level Kids
    Percentile States with
    More High Level Kids
    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

    Number of children with blood lead levels greater than 10 ug/dL: 9,800

    Based on data reported by NEW YORK.

    NOTE: Data limitations affect the accuracy of these comparisons.

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  • Hot Spots of Lead Air Quality Hazards

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

    Rank County ug/m3
    1. ORANGE .24
    2. KINGS .03
    3. RICHMOND .01
    4. NIAGARA .01

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

    Rank County Pounds
    1. CHEMUNG 2,602
    2. JEFFERSON 2,250
    3. ERIE 752
    4. ROCKLAND 359
    5. ONONDAGA 291

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

    Rank County Pounds
    1. ERIE 3,916
    2. STEUBEN 2,353
    3. JEFFERSON 2,060
    4. CHEMUNG 1,800
    5. ONONDAGA 1,254


    Rank counties in NEW YORK by reported releases of lead or lead compounds to air
     
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