New lead screening method zooms in on highest-risk areas in Georgia: The method could be applied to any area in the United States

ScienceDaily | Oct 26, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  • Scientific Reports published their new method, including analyses that tested and showed its efficacy, using historical data.
  • And about half a million of those children aged one to five years have blood lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter, the level at which the CDC recommends initiating public health action.
  • Data from the American Community Survey was used to assess the relative level of poverty and proportion of homes built before 1950.