Good News: Lead Poisoning of Detroit Kids Drops 70 Percent Since 2004

"The number of Detroit children with lead levels exceeding a newly revised federal guideline has dropped more than 70 percent, from about 10,000 kids to 2,900 since 2004. Nevertheless, the number of children with elevated lead levels in Detroit and other Rust Belt cities remains much higher than the national average, and low-income people of color are most at risk."

Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News February 28, 2013, as part of an ongoing series, "Pollution, Poverty, People of Color."

Source: EHN, 02/28/2013