EPA says filtered Flint water safe for all to drink​

Federal officials announced on June 23 it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Mich.

The EPA, which worked in coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in the testing, said properly filtered water is safe even for pregnant and nursing women, and children, groups more susceptible to the effects of lead poisoning.

"Residents can be confident that they can use filtered water and protect their developing fetus or young child from lead," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Dr. Nicole Lurie said in a statement. Lurie has led federal support efforts for the Flint crisis.

According the EPA, the most recent testing at nearly 50 locations in the city showed lead levels far below the levels considered dangerous.

But the city's mayor said some homes in Flint cannot be fitted with filters, so bottled water is still needed.

More details here.

Source: The Detroit News

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