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Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associated With the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Public Health Response.

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Public Health, December 2015
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Title
Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associated With the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Public Health Response.
Published in
American Journal of Public Health, December 2015
DOI 10.2105/ajph.2015.303003
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Authors

Mona Hanna-Attisha, Jenny LaChance, Richard Casey Sadler, Allison Champney Schnepp, Hanna-Attisha, Mona, LaChance, Jenny, Sadler, Richard Casey, Champney Schnepp, Allison

Abstract

We analyzed differences in pediatric elevated blood lead level incidence before and after Flint, Michigan, introduced a more corrosive water source into an aging water system without adequate corrosion control. We reviewed blood lead levels for children younger than 5 years before (2013) and after (2015) water source change in Greater Flint, Michigan. We assessed the percentage of elevated blood lead levels in both time periods, and identified geographical locations through spatial analysis. Incidence of elevated blood lead levels increased from 2.4% to 4.9% (P < .05) after water source change, and neighborhoods with the highest water lead levels experienced a 6.6% increase. No significant change was seen outside the city. Geospatial analysis identified disadvantaged neighborhoods as having the greatest elevated blood lead level increases and informed response prioritization during the now-declared public health emergency. The percentage of children with elevated blood lead levels increased after water source change, particularly in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Water is a growing source of childhood lead exposure because of aging infrastructure. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print December 21, 2015: e1-e8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.303003).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 5%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Unknown 204 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 55 25%
Student > Master 54 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 12%
Researcher 19 9%
Other 32 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 18%
Environmental Science 35 16%
Social Sciences 26 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 10%
Engineering 22 10%
Other 75 34%

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