...As it turns out, that brown water is contaminated with lead. Although Michigan officials repeatedly assured local residents that the brown fluid oozing from their taps was “probably safe” to drink, a year later the rate of Flint children who have elevated levels of lead in their blood stream has climbed from about 2 percent to more than 6 percent in some areas of the city. The increase in incidents of lead-poisoning, the effects of which are lifelong, directly correlate with the change in the city’s water source.
To save money, Governor Snyder’s appointed emergency manager made the decision to begin getting the city’s water from the Flint River in 2014. For ten months the residents were kept in the dark about high levels of pollutants in the water. In the months following the switch, many citizens reported experiencing rashes, hair loss and other health issues...
Saturday, October 10, 2015
GOP Governor Finally Admits His Hand-Picked Emergency Manager Poisoned Children (VIDEO) �: