THE CRISIS CONTINUES IN FLINT

On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River. This switch was the beginning of Flint’s water crisis and it’s still a crisis so many months later. City residents are still unable to drink tap water without a filter due…

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REPRINT: The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint

We’re reprinting this article from Reuters to inform you of the lead poisoning crisis throughout the U.S. This article clearly examines the real story behind lead poisoning. We thank Reuters for writing so clearly about lead poisoning.  The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint By M.B. Pell and Joshua…

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Where is Flint Now? An Update – Part 2

The Flint water crisis isn’t just about water — It’s about a city where 56 percent of residents are African-American and 48 percent of residents live with an income below the poverty level. These statistics, along with an unresolved water crisis, bring Flint to the center of collapse, if federal help doesn’t arrive soon. In…

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Where is Flint Now? An Update – Part 1

Though the water from faucets looks better, residents in Flint, Michigan are still skeptical that their water is clean and safe. Many people are still buying bottled water and numerous residents refuse to shower or bathe in the city’s water. Can you blame them? More than a year after government officials acknowledged that Flint’s water…

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Think About What You Drink

Did you know that all Minnesota community water systems are required to provide drinking water that meets the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) federal standards? According to the Minnesota Department of Health, “Approximately 80 percent of Minnesota residents get water from community water systems (CWS), and about 20 percent have private wells.”

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Media Headlines Cause Panic on Lead Poisoning: Get the Facts

The water was brown and it smelled and tasted bad but the people in Flint, Michigan were told their drinking water was fine. For months this went on until a pediatrician named Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha did the only thing she could think of: she tested the water for contaminates. What she found was astonishing: the…

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