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High lead found in fewer Detroit children

The number of Detroit children under 6 with elevated levels of lead in their blood has dropped by more than half in the last six years.

But despite the dramatic decrease — outlined in a new lead report compiled by Detroit’s Health Department — officials say there’s more work to be done.

Children in Detroit remain four times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels than children in the rest of the state, according to the 15-page April 2016 report.


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