Lead Poisoning

 

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There has been an increase in testing for blood lead levels in children across the state after the Flint Water Crisis became public, but that does not make this issue of lead poisoning any less serious if that is the reason for higher findings.  Lead poisoning can be contracted from air pollution, water pollution, toys, lead paint and lead dust in homes, and contaminated soil.  There is no safe level of lead and lead exposure cannot be corrected.  Lead poisoning is also epigenetic and once in the body is stored in bone.

Documented side effects of exposure for children and babies include, but are not limited to:

Abdominal pain

Attention disorders

Constipation

Damage to kidneys

Damage to the nervous system

Death

Developmental delays

Fatigue

Hearing loss

Irritability

Learning difficulties

Loss of appetite

Lowered birth weights

Lowered IQ

Premature births

Seizures

Slowed growth

Vomiting

Weight loss

 

Communities with children under 6 that have tested with elevated lead levels in their blood include:

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Allegan County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Allegan

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bay County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bay City

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Berrien County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Benton Harbor

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Niles

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Branch County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Coldwater

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Calhoun County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Albion

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Battle Creek

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Marshall

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Cass County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dowagiac

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Delta County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Escanaba

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Genesee County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Burton

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Flint

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Blanc

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lapeer

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Gogebic County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ironwood

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Traverse County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Traverse City

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Hillsdale County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Hillsdale

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Jonesville

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Houghton County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Laurium

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ingham County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  East Lansing

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lansing

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ionia County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Belding

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ionia

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Jackson County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Jackson

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Rives Junction

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kalamazoo County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kalamazoo

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kent County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Comstock Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  East Grand Rapids

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Rapids

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kentwood

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Rockford

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sparta

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wyoming

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lenawee County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Adrian

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Rollin

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Macomb County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Eastpointe

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mount Clemens

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  New Baltimore

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St Clair Shores

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Warren

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Manistee County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Stronach Township

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mason County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ludington

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mecosta County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Big Rapids

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Menominee County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Menominee

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Monroe County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Monroe

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Montcalm County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Greenville

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon Heights

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Norton Shores

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Auburn Hills

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Farmington

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Farmington Hills

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Novi

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oak Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pontiac

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Troy

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oceana County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Hart

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ottawa County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Holland

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Zeeland

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Saginaw County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Saginaw

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Shiawassee County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Owosso

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Clair County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Port Huron

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Smiths Creek

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Joseph County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sturgis

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Three Rivers

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Van Buren County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Junction

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  South Haven

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Washtenaw County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ypsilanti

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wayne County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Belleville

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Brownstown

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Canton

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dearborn

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dearborn Heights

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Detroit 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ecorse

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Flat Rock

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grosse Pointe

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grosse Pointe Farms

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grosse Pointe Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Hamtramck

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Harper Woods

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Highland Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Inkster

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lincoln Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Melvindale

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Redford Charter Township

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  River Rouge

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Romulus

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Southgate

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Taylor

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Westland

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wyandotte

 

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Flint and the Flint Water Crisis obviously fall under these issues of water contamination and other water issues.  To find out more information follow the Flint link to the subsite on Jennifer's plan to fix Flint and to find out more information on the Flint Water Crisis.

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Sources

https://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/11/27/which-michigan-communities-had-highest-levels-lead-poisoning-children-2016-not-flint/893448001/

https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2017/11/18/port-huron-kids-show-high-levels-lead-their-blood/873758001/

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lead/MI-CLPPP_2016_Provisional_Report_603438_7.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717

http://www.lead.org.au/fs/Blood_lead_testing_20090810.pdf

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/state_says_34_percent_of_michi.html

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/06/lead-levels/85518956/

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