"St. Joseph is known for its older houses and buildings, but this can create health problems for the city’s youngest inhabitants.
One of those problems is lead exposure, which can be detected in blood levels. The national average of kids having lead in their blood levels is 4 percent, according to the EPA. However, the rate in St. Joseph’s children sits at 15 percent, dramatically higher than the rest of the country.
Andrew Wheeler, administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced tighter standards for lead on window sills and the dust on your home floor."