>>Report: Lancaster County Has Some Of Highest Rates Of Childhood Lead Poisoning In PA
(Lancaster, PA) -- An expert with Franklin & Marshall College says Lancaster County has the fourth-highest rate in the state for lead poisoning in children. Professor Harriet Okatch tells WGAL-TV the majority of the cases are reported in Lancaster City and affect children under seven the most. She says Lancaster County has the fourth-highest rate in the state at 13-point four percent, compared to the state average of just under three and a third percent. Some common sources of lead poisoning include paint, soil and food. It can also be found in drinking water that runs through lead pipes, faucets or plumbing fixtures.