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The Science of Flint's Water Crisis

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Published on Nov 28, 2018

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is a prime example of science being ignored, unknown, or even misused. Here's the chemistry behind how so many things went wrong.

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Sources:

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/tr...
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...
https://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7...

Lead pipes
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi...
https://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/...
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topi...

Corrosion Protection
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/...
https://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i7/Le...

Chloride & Chlorine
http://www.corrosionjournal.org/doi/a...
https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...
https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/...
https://www.cityofflint.com/wp-conten...
https://www.cityofflint.com/wp-conten...
https://www.cdc.gov/safewater/publica...

Legionnaires
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/0...
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-s...
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/ar...
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/201...

Protocols
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sn...
http://flintwaterstudy.org/2015/08/ha...
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/sta...
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/...
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/de...
http://flintwaterstudy.org/informatio...
http://www.cescenter.com/documents/Re...

Lead Poisoning
https://academic.oup.com/brain/articl...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

Conclusion
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc...
https://www.cityofflint.com/wp-conten...
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/fli...

Images:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Le...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DS...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fl...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Se...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...

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