Michigan officials are admitting they have “changed paths” regarding the safety of drinking water in Flint. A state government effort is now underway to address unsafe levels of lead in the city’s drinking water.
Late last week, Genesee County health authorities declared a public health emergency after learning that drinking water in some parts of the city contains several times the levels of lead it should. Lead poses a variety of serious health risks, especially to young people.
Reports say tens of thousands of homes in the city have lead issues.