Quarter of Flint kids have elevated lead levels in blood, Cornell study finds

"From June through November 2019, researchers said they collected and analyzed cross-sectional data on Flint children, self-reports of screenings of blood lead levels, and results and various potential water contamination-related health symptoms and outcomes.

The symptoms reported by the Flint families can’t definitively be linked to the city’s tap water, but 'many are scientifically associated with bacterial and chemical contamination in water,' said Jerel Ezell, an assistant professor of Africana studies at Cornell and a lead author of the study.

'Our methods allow us to say that there was a substantial uptick in negative health outcomes among Flint children following the water crisis,' Ezell said. "

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