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See childhood lead exposure levels mapped in Michigan

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 dot represents a zip code area by size of EBL percentage.

Click on the dot in the map below to see city, percentage and other information.

See a larger version of this map here.

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Childhood elevated blood lead (EBL) levels in Michigan for 2015. EBL is defined as more than 5 ug/dL detected in a blood sample. Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 2015 Provisional Data Report.

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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