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Urban Blight Tied to Child Health Problems

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Urban Blight Tied to Child Health Problems

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Urban Blight Tied to Child Health Problems

Urban Blight Tied to Child Health Problems

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In poor urban neighborhoods, as many as a quarter of the schoolchildren have serious health problems. Part of the reason might be the condition of the buildings. Run down or abandoned homes tend to attract vermin. And they're often located close to inhabited homes and schools. NPR's Joe Shapiro reports.

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