Flint water crisis

The Flint water crisis is a public health crisis in the Flint City of Michigan in the USA. It started in 2014 when the city started sourcing its water from the Flint River and is still ongoing. This triggered corrosion of the distribution pipes leading to leaching of contaminants like lead into the drinking water. Thousands of the city residents suffered from Legionnaires’ disease- a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria and other health complications. Though the city shifted back to its original water source (Lake Huron), the damages have been long lasting.

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