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Lead levels in tap water in Flint, Michigan, are no longer dangerous if the water is filtered, officials said Thursday. The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came after months of warnings that pregnant women and children under the age of 6 should stick to bottled water. Dangerously high levels of lead have been present in the city’s water since 2014, and after community outrage over inaction, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in January. With official recognition of the crisis, residents began receiving bottled water and free filters. But lead levels in some areas were so high, it was unclear if the filters had the power to render the water safe to drink. More than 50,000 filters have been provided to residents since January, according to the EPA. Over the last two months, officials have been testing lead levels in water from across the city to determine how well the filters are working

Added on the 23/06/2016 17:52:04 - Copyright : Wochit

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