SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since officials switched Flint's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014 as a cost-cutting measure, residents began to complain. The water was brown and had a foul smell and taste. People began to develop eye irritations and rashes. When Dr. Hanna-Attisha, director of Hurley Medical Center, heard of these complaints and became aware that the city of Flint wasn't paying attention to corrosion in old pipes and preventing it from leaking into the water supply, she knew there was a real problem with potential adverse consequences.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha immediately embarked on a research project to compare lead levels in children before and after the switch in Flint's water supply. The results were more than alarming. The percentage of children with lead poisoning grew from 5 percent to 16 percent. When Dr. Hanna-Attisha brought these facts to the attention of the state, they accused her of having incorrect figures and causing hysteria. In time, the state finally came around and admitted there was a problem with the water in Flint.
According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, "Lead is a neurotoxin. It affects cognition, IQ, behavior, kidneys, bones and the heart. It affects DNA and can cause adverse effects in generations to come." As a result, the community is calling for Michigan Governor Snyder to resign and lawsuits have ensued. It took two years for the state official to acknowledge the problem and change Flint's water supply from the dirty Flint River. Without a doubt, the community is calling for accountability.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is a warning sign to Americans. When you can't trust your local officials to act appropriately and quickly to a water crisis, what can you do? Many Americans are searching for better ways to protect themselves and their families against a serious public health epidemic due to polluted water with the use of water filtration bottles. Some water filtration bottles can remove dangerous contaminants like lead, bacteria, protozoa, arsenic and more. The only problem here is that all water filtration bottles are not created equal.
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