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Off the Charts: The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint
A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.
Last year, the city of Flint, Michigan, burst into the world spotlight after its children were exposed to lead in drinking water and some were poisoned. In the year after Flint switched to corrosive river water that leached lead from old pipes, 5 percent of the children screened there had high blood lead levels.
Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America.
In all, Reuters found nearly 3,000 areas with recently recorded lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis. And more than 1,100 of these communities had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher.
Interactive map at the link.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: rickymouse
Yeah, and then he might take to Twitter to attack people for saying things about him he doesn't li... oh wait, never mind, that's a Trump thing.
Am I wrong?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: loam
Who the #### has been president for the past 8 years?
Who the #### has been screaming about how evil anyone not "progressive" is concerning drinking water?
Obama's EPA, Obama's administration has been poisoning thousands and whiny little weasels praise his name about the environment.
This should shut them up.
Sell your naked partisan BS to someone else.