Ohio kids’ show elevated lead blood levels at more than twice the national rate, study finds
Ohio children have elevated levels of lead in their blood at more than two times the national rate, according to a study released Monday. The research, from JAMA Pediatrics, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association, found about 5.2% of Ohio children have elevated levels of lead in their system. Nationally, the […]
Report: 650,000 lead pipes still carry water in Ohio; 2nd most in U.S.
As many as 650,000 lead pipes statewide deliver water to Ohioans, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This makes Ohio the second worst state in the nation as measured by the estimated number of lead pipes (technically known as lead-containing service lines) in the water system, behind only […]
Lead testing of Ohio children plummets during pandemic
The number of Ohio children tested for lead exposure in the first five months of 2020 plummeted compared to the same time frame the year before, according to the CDC. The drop-off is part of a larger pattern. New research from the CDC found about a 34% decrease nationally in the number of children tested […]