PLACES IN THE U.S. WITH HIGHER LEAD LEVELS THAN FLINT
In Flint, 4.9 percent of children tested for lead turned out to have elevated levels. That’s inexcusable. But it’s a nationwide travesty. Here are other places with higher levels. (My column for more information: http://nyti.ms/22oVqOr
- •In 2014 in New York State outside of New York City, the figure was 6.7 percent.
- •In Pennsylvania, 8.5 percent.
- •In the west side of Detroit, 20.3 percent in 2014.