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Lead-Contaminated Water Becoming Increasingly Prevalent

Lead-Contaminated Water

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  • Three Michigan state and local officials are facing criminal charges over their involvement in the Flint lead water crisis. More charges may be brought as the investigation continues
  • Between 2000 and 2004, Washington DC was also plagued with lead-contaminated water. As in Flint, some of the lead levels in the water were high enough to be classified as hazardous waste
  • At least 350 schools and day care centers across the U.S. test above the EPA’s action level for lead content in water

By Dr. Mercola

In April 2014, the state of Michigan took over management of the city of Flint, and as a cost-saving measure decided to switch the city’s water from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to water from the notoriously polluted Flint River.


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