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• Age at which children are most at risk of lead poisoning: 6months to 6 years

• Current EPA guideline for acceptable soil lead level: 400 partsper million (ppm)

• Actual soil lead level found to have negative cognitive outcomes:200 parts per million (ppm)

• Current EPA guideline for acceptable blood lead level: 10micrograms per deciliter

• Number of New Orleans neighborhoods that exceed the EPA 400 ppmguideline: 71 of 286

• Number of New Orleans neighborhoods that exceed 1000 ppm:10

• Actual blood lead level found to have negative cognitiveoutcomes: 5 micrograms per deciliter

• Percentage of children in Orleans Parish that have blood leadlevels above the cutoff: 6.4%

• Percentage of children in inner-city New Orleans neighborhoodsfollowing Katrina that had blood lead levels above the cutoff:50-70%

• Percentage of housing in New Orleans built before 1978: 83%