What's the Deal with Lead Poisoning in the 49507 Zip Code?

Late last week, the Michigan Department of Community Health publicly released childhood lead poisoning data for 2013.  At the Healthy Homes Coalition, we were shocked to see that the 49507 zip code in Grand Rapids topped the list for the number of children lead-poisoned in any one zip code in the state of Michigan. In this zip code, more than 150 children were reported with lead poisoning.  What does this mean for Grand Rapids and the impact of the Get the Lead Out! program?

Read this blog post to learn more about what this means for Grand Rapids.

2013 State of Michigan Lead Data

Did you know that Grand Rapids’ 49507 zip code leads state for number of lead-poisoned children in 2013, according to a report recently released by the Michigan Department of Community Health?  More than Detroit zip codes.  More work to do, Grand Rapids! #gettheleadoutgr