Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Lead poisoning in children down in Detroit

In Detroit,  older homes and soil can be contaminated by lead, resulting in neurological problems for children.
In Detroit, older homes and soil can be contaminated by lead, resulting in neurological problems for children.
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A story from Environmental Health News reports that lead poisoning in children in Detroit has decreased 70 percent since 2004. However, the number of children with exposure to excessive lead levels in Detroit still exceeds the national average, and funding for cleanup is dwindling.

Brian Bienkowski is a senior editor and staff writer at Environmental Health News. He discusses the decrease of lead poisoning and the motor city's environmental future.

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