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Delicious, But Deadly

At 1.5 percent, Allston and Brighton pace Boston neighborhoods in the percentage of children with elevated blood lead levels, according to a Globe analysis of 2010 numbers from the commonwealth Department of Public Health; Mattapan was second with 1.39 percent. From the analysis (not online) re: Massachusetts: "[The department] estimates that about 1.15 million housing units have lead paint in them and less than 10 percent have had the toxin properly removed." [Globe]