Battle Creek Times

Battle Creek Times

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lead-contaminated drinking water not just a problem in Flint, pediatrician and author says

Local Government

By Karen Kidd | Sep 9, 2019


| MorgueFile - thelesleyshow

Flint isn't the only city in the nation troubled by lead-contaminated drinking water, a pediatrician who helped expose the Genesee County city's water issues about four years ago said in a recent op-ed piece.

In her Aug. 27 New York Times editorial, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint-area pediatrician, professor and author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” said concerns reach well beyond Michigan's borders.

Those problems are coast to coast in the U.S., Hanna-Attisha said in her editorial.

"Flint is an extreme case but not unique," the editorial said. "A troubling number of cities across the country – Pittsburgh; Chicago; Portland; Oregon – are struggling with elevated lead in their drinking water."

The water issues in the nation's major cities is "one of the legacies of the profit-driven and largely unaccountable lead industry that thwarted science, fought regulations and forced its use in our gasoline, paint and plumbing," the editorial said.

Want to get notified whenever we write about The New York Times ?

Sign-up Next time we write about The New York Times, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

The New York Times

More News