Water Contamination

Aquatic Science, February 9, 2016


We will communicate and apply scienctific information extracted from current events, news reports and marketing materials.

I will create two headlines, one from perspective of resident and one from perspective of government, and write one question you would like answered concerning water contamination.

Would YOU drink this? People of Flint share horrifying pictures of the water they were told was safe as they turn on the governor

  • Drinking supplies were found to contain lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money

  • There were 87 confirmed Legionnaires' cases, including 10 deaths, from June 2014 to November 2015, compared to only 21 cases in 2012 and 2013

  • Michigan health officials said they can't conclude that the increase was related to Flint's water

  • Flint pulled water from its river for 18 months until last fall but didn't use treatments that could have reduced corrosion and removed contaminants

  • Local officials declared a public health emergency in October in response to elevated levels of lead in children

  • Lead can cause behavior problems and learning disabilities in children as well as kidney ailments in adults

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402157/People-Flint-Michigan-share-horrifying-pictures-water-told-safe-drink.html#ixzz3zbHR9cqX
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