So many children in Flint, Michigan have lead in their blood, the mayor declared a state of emergency

December 15, 2015 by  
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When the city of Flint, Michigan switched from the Detroit water system to its own river-drawn source in 2014, officials didn’t foresee the change would lead to a public health emergency threatening the region’s children. Yet, Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency Monday, three months after a report revealed the number of children with above-average levels of lead in their blood has nearly doubled since the water source changed. Throughout the city, concerned parents are having their children tested for lead poisoning, which causes a wide variety of ailments that don’t become apparent until later in life. Read the rest of So many children in Flint, Michigan have lead in their blood, the mayor declared a state of emergency

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