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Subject Area doctors urge seniors, children, pregnant women to stop drinking the tap water NOW in Flint Mich. (vid)
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Original Message FLINT Today at Hurley Medical Center, doctors warned the public that lead levels in Flint water are too high and many residents should stop drinking it immediately.

Hurley did their own study of Flint water. They have advised senior citizens, children, and pregnant women to stop drinking Flint water right now or they could face irreversible damage. This damage could include memory loss or lowered IQ.

They found double the acceptable amount of lead in Flint water. They tested the specific zip codes done in the recent Virginia Tech study and found excessive blood lead levels in children and babies.

This will affect them not only now, but for decades to come, doctors say. They are advising people to use lead filters.

The head of the Genesee County Health Department, Mark Valacak, said that just looking at children won't identify any of the issues. A blood test is the only way to know for certain.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who ran the study, says, "This is not what our community needs."

The Virginia Tech study showed that Flint River water was specifically causing lead in old pipes to be released.


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