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Flint Weighs Scope of Harm to Children Caused by Lead in Water

Article includes comments from Kim Dietrich, PhD, Department of Environmental Health.

Of all the concerns raised by the contamination of Flint’s water supply, and the failure of the state and federal governments to promptly address the crisis after it began nearly two years ago, none is more chilling than the possibility that children in this tattered city may have suffered irreversible damage to their developing brains and nervous systems from exposure to lead.

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