A new federally-funded initiative seeks to connect residents impacted by the drinking-water crisis to wellness and recovery programs and resources.
Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.
Michigan Health Director Nick Lyon and four other officials are accused of failing to act on a Legionnaires' disease outbreak associated with the city’s lead-poisoning problems.
A new survey of local government leaders in the Great Lakes State finds widespread agreement that this approach—while offering some benefits—simply goes too far.
The officials include two people appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to run the city.
Flint’s New Public Health Crisis: People Are Getting Sick Because They’re Afraid to Wash Their Hands
Concerns about the water have led to an outbreak of Shigellosis.
A case for investing in human health rather than paying for the consequences of inaction
Six officials were charged Friday in connection with the scandal in the city in Michigan.
And a researcher’s data-driven map will point the portable grocer to the city’s neediest areas.
The bipartisan legislation aims to help states with localities struggling to deal with contaminated drinking water.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, having heard alarms sounded about Flint by Virginia Tech civil engineering professor Marc Edwards, tried to trace government blood tests of Flint residents but ran into obstacles.
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Countering the state's funding games with a bid to fast-track replacement of lead pipes in families’ homes
A less hands-on, longer-lasting intervention model might be what's needed.
One fiscally distressed city says it is “just one step away from becoming a Flint and a Detroit.”
Providing a backdrop for the findings: lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, and emerging concerns over the chemical PFOA in several Northeastern states.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy were grilled by House legislators at a third hearing Thursday, but who's responsible for the ongoing water crisis depends on which party you ask.
And what happened to America’s infrastructure, once the envy of the world?
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