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Michigan Water Problems

Apr 1, 2019

Michigan continues to struggle with being able to provide clean, safe drinking water to all residents. This is about more than just Flint. The lead-poisoned water in Flint was an extreme example of what happens in this greed-based society, but other areas of the state have problems, too.

After the Flint fiasco, a number of cities found problems with lead in quite a few schools. More areas of the state are also realizing their water is contaminated with PFAS, chemicals widely used in the production of everything from stain repellents to Teflon to firefighting foam. PFAS has been linked in animal studies to numerous health problems like liver damage, immune system damage, and birth defects.