This week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized to the citizens of his state and to the residents of the city of Flint — people who have been dealing with the aftermath of lead-tainted water for more than a year, something that's led to brain damage in some children.
Researchers are looking into the possible ripple effects of lead exposure. After the city of Flint switched to the Flint River for its drinking water, experts found the number of kids with elevated levels of lead in their blood doubled.Even low levels of lead can cause kids to lose IQ points an
Most of the drinking water in Illinois met state and federal health requirements last year. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says data show 96.8 percent of people who got Illinois water supplies last year received drinking water that met all health requirements.