A pediatrician and activist recounts the Flint water crisis

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Guest: Mona Hanna-Attisha

Pediatrician MONA HANNA-ATTISHA was an early whistleblower in the Flint Michigan water crisis. She collected data detailing dangerous levels of lead in the blood of Flint’s residents. But city officials fought her findings, denying that the water was contaminated. In the four years since the Flint water crisis began, 15 officials have been indicted and lead levels in the city’s drinking water have declined but health issues persist for many in the community, particularly children. Hanna-Attisha writes about how the crisis unfolded, her role in exposing it and how the community is coping in a new book, What the Eyes Don’t See.

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