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Data two ways: See 2015 childhood lead exposure levels in Michigan

Hilary Farrell
Data: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

State data shows a 30 percent increase in childhood lead poisoning in Kent County from 2014 to 2015. It's particularly acute in southeast Grand Rapids – where levels are among the highest in the state.

Below is a map of all zip codes in Michigan where testing found childhood elevated blood lead (EBL) levels in 2015. Each area represents a zip code, colored by EBL percentage.

Click on any area in the map below to see the zip and EBL percentage. Michigan's average is 3.4 percent.

See a larger version of this map here.

Don't like this map? Check out another visualization here.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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