Children with elevated blood lead levels
This indicator shows the percentage of children who were tested who had elevated blood lead levels (>10 µg/dL). Exposure to lead is the most widespread environmental hazard for children in Maryland. Lead paint dust from deteriorated lead paint or from renovation is the major source of exposure for children in Maryland. Between 75% and 95% of homes built before 1980 are estimated to contain lead paint.
Measurement Period: 2015