A majority of the cities with widespread lead poisoning in young children are run by Democrats, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

The six-year study, which took place from 2009 to 2015, was based on more than 5 million blood samples of children under the age of six across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The study found that 3 percent of children tested across the nation had blood lead levels categorized as “high.” It singled out six cities—Syracuse, Buffalo, and Poughkeepsie in New York, York and Oil City in Pennsylvania, and Cincinnati, Ohio—as especially troubled communities where more than 14 percent of children had high levels of lead in their blood.

Two thirds of those municipalities are controlled by Democrats and have been for some time.

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