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Fetal deaths rose by 58% in the wake of the Flint lead water crisis. https://t.co/PmH1leSHiX #NOVAnext— NOVA | PBS (@novapbs) September 26, 2017
After being unimpressed by other water testing products, Gitanjali Rao, 11, got to work making something better. https://t.co/IldIkfECjH— NPR (@NPR) October 21, 2017
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"Fetal death rates jumped by 58 percent in Flint after April 2014 https://t.co/GkSpuqGiR2 #FlintWaterCrisis"Read more from Twitter
My name is Mari. Im 10 years old. In April I will have been living through the #FlintWaterCrisis for 4 years, I've been fighting for almost as long. I want to be President when I grow up. But until then I will fight for #FlintKids pic.twitter.com/6LSKbxJP9t— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) February 24, 2018
A year in the life of citizens of Flint, MI.
Barely one in 10 students scored proficient on recent state reading exams.Read more from www.governing.com
It's no wonder - typical of lead poisoning.
The article gives more info than that though. Lead levels in children have dropped over the last twenty years and
"he says that shifts in how the state measures educational assessment -- and a district that has struggled for decades -- are both significant factors in the recent test scores."
The district needs help regardless, but knowing your child's lead levels are lower than your own may have been at that age is probably something of a relief.
Flint, MI has been without tap drinkable water for 3 years 10 months and 16 days in case anyone was wondering. I’m Mari and I’m fighting on for the #FlintKids #FlintTown #DontForgetFlint #FlintWaterCrisis #Mari2044 #TeamMari #StopPoisoningMyPeople #WaterIsLife #MAGA pic.twitter.com/dLCcRbIhDG— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) March 10, 2018