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The Brains of Flint’s Children, Imperiled by Lead, Could Still Escape Damage

Article features the research of Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. 

Parents around the country have voiced alarm since the 2015 revelations of staggeringly high lead levels in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, and more recent reports of spikes in other cities and states. It is easy to understand why people are upset. After learning that Flint's water was tainted, some medical professionals have said the lead would permanently harm young brains and possibly other organs. Yet the Flint children and others like them are not doomed.

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