Table 19. Blood lead, air quality, ozone, and library materials: 1997 to 2002

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1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Children younger than 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (>= 10 mcg/dL)

Galveston City (number)

136

132

199

185

136

125

Galveston City (percent)

23.0

19.6

27.4

25.2

18.4

16.4

League City (percent)

4.3

3.3

0.0

3.8

2.2

0

Texas City (percent)

3.4

8.6

5.5

7.9

4.7

3.1

Galveston County (percent)

11.1

13.8

16.7

17.6

11.0

10.9

Texas (percent)

5.4

4.6

4.1

3.4

3.0

3.2

Days per year with air quality classified as unhealthful

Galveston County

5

5

8

3

0

0

Harris County

20

19

25

16

16

8

Brazoria County

0

1

4

1

0

3

Days per year when ozone standard was exceeded

Galveston City

18

12

23

5

3

4

Texas City

10

8

11

6

1

3

Children's material checked out from library

Books

95,583

91,371

85,964

84,035

83,979

85,958

Videos

7,690

9,173

12,269

11,632

8,707

9,757

Audio books, cassettes, compact discs

2,341

2,616

2,478

2,996

840

1,014

Total

105,614

103,160

100,711

98,484

93,526

96,729

Reported elevated blood lead cases are from Texas Department of Health and Galveston County Health District Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs. Elevated blood lead percentages are based on reported children younger than 6 years who were tested.

Air quality data are from the Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/air/data/monpsi.html (Accessed 5/22/2003)

http://www.epa.gov/air/data/ (Accessed 7/7/2003.)

Children's library material provided by Karen Stanley at the Rosenberg Library, Children's Department (6/16/2003)