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Lead Hazard Report: WEST VIRGINIA
 
 
  • 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: 37,000
    Percent of housing units with a high risk of lead hazards: 5%
    Number of housing units built before 1950: 210,000
    Number of housing units with low income: 130,000
    Percent of housing units with low income: 18%
    Number of children under 5 living below poverty: 36,000
    Percent of children under 5 below poverty: 36%

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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: 150

    Based on data reported by WEST VIRGINIA.

    NOTE: Data limitations affect the accuracy of these comparisons.

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  • Hot Spots of Lead Air Quality Hazards

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

    Ambient lead concentration data unavailable.

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

    Rank County Pounds
    1. WOOD 1,414
    2. JEFFERSON 143
    3. RANDOLPH 30
    4. NICHOLAS 27
    5. PUTNAM 18

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

    Rank County Pounds
    1. GRANT 8,902
    2. MASON 650
    3. MARSHALL 641
    4. HARRISON 493
    5. PUTNAM 390


    Rank counties in WEST VIRGINIA by reported releases of lead or lead compounds to air
     
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