As residents of Flint, Michigan continue to deal with lead-contaminated drinking water after being exposed for two years to toxic waste levels 10 times higher than the EPA limit, Chicagoans aren’t being told of tap water risks, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. &nbs
People outside of Flint have been lending a helping hand. Chicago firefighter Eric Washington is one of them. He’s collecting cases of bottled water to send to Flint. He tells us more about his effort.
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