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EPA says filtered Flint, Michigan drinking water safe to drink

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Federal officials said Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan where a public health crisis broke out after residents were exposed to toxic levels of lead The U.S. EPA said the most recent testing at nearly 50 locations in the city showed lead levels far below the levels considered dangerous It also said properly filtered water is safe for pregnant and nursing women and children The city’s mayor said some homes in Flint cannot be fitted with filters so bottled water is still needed

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