The number of Pennsylvania children with elevated levels of lead in their blood is one of the highest in the country. A Public Health Institute study revealed yesterday that 51-thousand children had higher than normal lead levels in 2010, putting the state at number six on the list of states with the highest numbers. Washington, D.C. was number one, followed by Ohio, Michigan, New York and Mississippi. Researchers say Pennsylvania did get high marks for testing and reporting cases of lead-poisoning.
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