Newark children twice as likely to be lead poisoned as children statewide

Posted on March 26, 2018

Despite Newark’s progress in reducing the number of children with elevated blood lead levels, nearly a quarter of all tested Newark children under 6-years-old still have some harmful levels of lead in their blood, according to the 2018 Newark Kids Count report.  Read more.

This annual report provides a snapshot of the well-being of Newark children in several indicators including child health, child protection, education, juvenile justice and more. This year’s special section of the report focused on childhood lead exposure in the city of Newark.

View report.