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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Why Lead Poisoning is Still a Crisis in 2017

A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in tainted Flint, Michigan. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. There are hundreds of thousands of people – including legislators – who wrongly believe lead poisoning is no longer…

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Is There a Link Between Lead Poisoning and Teen Pregnancy?

Recently, in the Journal of Adolescent Health, an article appeared focusing on the link between lead poisoning and teen pregnancy. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of childhood lead poisoning on teen pregnancy and tobacco use. The authors of the article, Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco by…

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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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