Childhood Lead Exposure

  • Baby with abacusLead is a highly toxic metal that was commonly used in paint, gasoline, and plumbing pipes and fixtures. 150,068 (22%) Michigan children under 6 years old had a blood lead test in 2017. Of those tested, 3.1% (4,711) children had elevated blood lead levels.

    Childhood lead data are available on the MiTracking data portal.

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