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U.S. Lead Problem is Worse Than We Thought: Tests Show 18 Cities Have More Lead than Flint

Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 18 Comments
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Flickr: Steve Johnson

By Cole Mellino | Eco Watch

Flint’s water crisis has dominated headlines in the past month, as more and more details of the “man-made disaster” continue to come to light each day. But Flint is “just the tip of the iceberg,” as famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich put it in an interview with Stephen Colbert last week.

Related Article: Muslim Group Is Donating 30,000 Bottles of Water to Lead-Poisoned Flint Michigan

According to a Washington Post article published Thursday, an “untold” number of U.S. cities have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint.

The Washington Post reported:

Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] shows that over 40 percent of the states that reported lead test results in 2014 have higher rates of lead poisoning among children than Flint.

Related Article: The Sad Truth: You MUST Filter Your Water These Days (Here’s Why)

In Flint, 4 percent of kids aged five and under tested with blood-lead levels of at least five micrograms per deciliter, the threshold of lead intake that necessitates public health action, as defined by the federal government.

Elsewhere in the country, 12 states reported that a greater percentage of kids under six years old met or surpassed that threshold. The most egregious example is Pennsylvania, where 8.5 percent of the children tested were found to have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.

And the problem could be much worse because very few children have even been tested for elevated lead levels.


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  1.' Jake Indigo says:

    I drink spring or filtered water!

  2.' Mark Shayland says:


  3.' Jon Albrecht says:

    Ummmmmmm,I dont know. How about BOTTLED WATER

  4.' Jason Huff says:

    No link

  5.' Meg Siroti says:

    Nick Sølømøn Allentown is on this list cuz.

  6.' Meg Siroti says:

    Do you bathe/wash dishes with bottled water too? Lead can make your hair fall out, cause rashes on your skin & other ailments.

  7.' Maria Garcia-Siñeriz says:

    Poor people.

  8.' William Payne says:

    Some of it may be natural contamination but I bet it ain’t.
    What they can’t sell you they dump on you…

  9.' Thom Cleland says:

    Is that why USA is so crazy? Isn’t that why the Romans did such crazy shit? Lol I bet in the future they study this in class” and yes Billy that’s why the world went to shit because they drank too much lead”

  10.' Diane Kelly says:

    We have an Reverse/Osmosis water system. Have been making our own clean water since 2009. Compromised immune system. Can’t take any chances. It tastes great and is safe no matter where we travel.

  11.' Steve Brenner says:

    Big Berkey!

  12.' Thurraya A Amadu says:

    Question is how long was it happening before it was exposed

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  15.' John F Williams says:

    I can only speak for my city, but KCMO has excellent tap water.

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