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CDC Report Details Public Health Hazard in Flint, Michigan

June 28, 2016

(Medscape) – The prevalence of blood lead levels (BLLs) at or above 5 ?g/dL in children younger than age 5 years in Flint, Michigan, closely track with the use of drinking water from a local source, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conclude in a study published June 24 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. After city officials switched from the Detroit Water Authority (DWA) to the Flint Water System (FWS), children were 46% more likely to have BLLs ?g/dL than before the switch.

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