- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Filters will be distributed at the University of Michigan-Flint for Flint homes affected by high levels of lead in their water.

Genesee County health officials say 4,000 filters certified by the National Sanitation Foundation will be handed out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Health Officer Mark Valacak says a priority “list will justly drive the filter distribution based on Flint’s most vulnerable population.”

Receiving top priority will be pregnant women, families where infants are on formula or being breastfed, and Children Special Health Care Services households. Only one filter will be available per household.

Tests have shown children with elevated levels of lead, months after Flint began drawing and treating water from the Flint river. The water is stirring up lead in old pipes in thousands of homes.


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