Health Officials Concerned About Lead-Tainted Dust Created by Detroit Home Demolitions

Dust from demolition

Health department data released last year showed elevated blood lead levels among children living in several areas where the dilapidated structures have been knocked down.

August 20, 2018
Engineering News-Record

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit , may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city's many hollowed-out neighborhoods.

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