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Data reveals Kansas City’s ZIP codes with highest risk of lead poisoning

Lead Paint
Posted at 1:56 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:21:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A recent report by 41 Action News investigator Jessica McMaster detailed the ZIP codes in Kansas City, Missouri with the highest percentage of children testing positive for high levels of lead.

In this week’s 41 Files podcast, McMaster joins host Taylor Hemness to discuss her story. They are joined in studio by Amy Roberts, program manager for the Kansas City Health Department’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes Program.

More information about the city's lead prevention program is available on the city's website.

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