- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide