The City of Flint Michigan is currently living one of the worst public health crises in U.S. history. Virtually all of the city’s 100,000 residents have been exposed to lead in their drinking water. Even the smallest amount of lead in the body is extremely detrimental to both the brain and internal organs. The effects of lead on the body are irreversible.
This has left Michigan’s governor Rick Snyder, his administration, and several national and state agencies embroiled in a political fallout that has largely dominated the mainstream media’s coverage. Fusion’s Kimberly Brooks traveled to Flint to push past the legal melee and see exactly how the tragedy is impacting its people.
Watch: The victims of the Flint water crisis tell their stories