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There are several initiatives in place to track lead poisoning in and around Chicago, Illinois, and the United States.

Map of the Chicago community area reflecting percentages of children, age 3 years or younger, with elevated blood lead levels in 2007.

Table of the Chicago community areas reflecting numbers and percentages of children age 6 years or younger, with elevated blood lead levels in 2007.

Review research on the following topics:

The Illinois Lead Program Annual Surveillance Report provides information on the number of children screened and identified with lead poisoning by county, age, race and blood lead levels.

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