Almost three dozen teens have died in Connecticut from opioid-related overdoses since 2012. Out of about 2,600 deaths in the state, 33 were of teenagers (or about 1.3 percent). Ages ranged from 14 to 19, and the figures have been climbing since 2013 after falling from ten in 2012.
The higher the amount of poverty in a town, the greater the chance a child will be exposed to lead poisoning.
There was also a very high correlation between the number of children who tested positive for high levels of lead in their bloodstreams per town with those living in renter-occupied homes and towns with many minorities.