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El Paso Children Showing High Lead Levels

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A study has found 3,300 areas in the US where children have higher lead levels than those recently found in Flint, Michigan. And El Paso’s rates are up there…, reports El Paso kids 6 and under who were tested between 2005 and 2011 showed high lead levels. According to KVIA, here are the numbers by zip code:

Zip Code       # Tested       Percentage with elevated lead levels

  • 79901: 2,323 tested, 12.66%
  • 79902: 2,072 tested, 13.08%
  • 79903: 2,152 tested, 10.83%
  • 79904: 4,221 tested, 10.31%
  • 79905: 4,676 tested, 10.40%
  • 79907: 7,350 tested, 4.27%
  • 79912: 3,410 tested, 3.58%
  • 79925: 2,439 tested, 3.03%
  • 79938: 6,484 tested, 4.13%
  • 79930: 3,595 tested, 9.65%
  • 79936: 9,670 tested, 3.26%

For more information on how the tests were done, click here. To see a nationwide map of America’s lead “hot spots“, click here. Lead exposure damages almost all bodily systems and rarely shows any obvious symptoms. It can also:

damage the brain and nervous system, slow growth and development, create learning, behavior, hearing and speech problems. – KVIA

Kits, like this one, are available to test for lead in your water, home, paint, dishes, etc…

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