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  • Blood Lead Levels in Children under 6 in the United States



    Age Group 
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    Kids with Blood Lead Levels
    >= 10 ug/dL
     
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    % Kids with Blood Lead Levels
    >= 10 ug/dL
     
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    0-1 2,774 .86 %
    1-2 18,681 2.53 %
    4-5 11,853 3.6 %
    5-6 7,676 3.81 %
    2-3 18,905 3.97 %
    3-4 14,998 4.22 %

    * (ug/dL) = micrograms per deciliter
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     The above estimates present a snapshot of current lead exposure for children under 6 by age group, based on 2001 data from a CDC national survey and report. Additional information.
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  • Hot Spots of Housing with High Risk of Lead Hazards

  • Counties in the United States with the Greatest Number of High Risk Housing Units

    Rank County # High Risk Units
    1 KINGS, NY 130,000
    3 LOS ANGELES, CA 120,000
    2 COOK, IL 93,000
    4 PHILADELPHIA, PA 75,000
    5 NEW YORK, NY 68,000
    7 BRONX, NY 59,000
    8 QUEENS, NY 56,000
    6 WAYNE, MI 43,000
    9 SUFFOLK, MA 31,000
    10 BALTIMORE (CITY), MD 31,000

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  • Hot Spots of Lead Air Quality Hazards

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

    Rank County Quarterly Average Concentration (ug/m3)
    1. DEKALB, GA 5.96
    2. PIKE, AL 1.92
    3. JEFFERSON, MO 1.49
    4. WILLIAMSON, TN .99
    5. IRON, MO .88
     
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    Counties in the United States with the Greatest Reported Releases of Lead to Air:

    Rank County Pounds
    1. PITTSBURG, OK 31,024
    2. MARSHALL, KS 16,113
    3. MACON, IL 12,413
    4. WOODFORD, KY 9,013
    5. SMITH, TX 8,595

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

    Rank County Pounds
    1. JEFFERSON, MO 118,277
    2. IRON, MO 98,093
    3. REYNOLDS, MO 70,629
    4. CLARK, NV 55,132
    5. GILA, AZ 34,342


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