FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A screening for lead poisoning connected to tainted city water is scheduled at a Flint church.
The clinic will be held March 19 at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Blood testing will be provided at no charge for newborns and children up to age 17. Anyone who has health insurance is urged to bring their insurance card.
Organizers say the goal is to have babies and children in high-risk zip codes and those receiving Flint water in Burton and Flint Township tested by April 1 for lead.
In 2014, Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River to save money. The river water caused lead to leach from aging pipes into some homes. Tests have shown high lead levels in some Flint children.
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