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Podcast: Lead Paint Remains a Problem in Detroit's Housing Stock

Most of Detroit's housing is older than 30 years old and that means much of it still has lead paint on walls and in windows.

That poses a danger to children, particularly from low income families, that live in homes that have not been abated or renovated to get rid of the dangers of lead dust, which can be ingested in children's lungs and cause a myriad of problems from learning disabilities to actual poisoning.

Lyke Thompson, of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies has spent a number of years examining what the effect of this danger has been and spoke to us about it.

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