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Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha MD Blew Whistle On Flint Michigan’s Contaminated Water Supply

By | May 18th, 2017 | Modified - May 18th, 2017

Mona Hanna-Attisha Blew Whistle On Flint Michigan’s Contaminated Water Supply

Mona Hanna-Attisha is the director of pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical in Flint Michigan. She is also a professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Hanna-Attisha and her colleagues uncovered highly elevated lead levels in children’s blood.

The problem arose when Flint Michigan government decided to switch its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save money. The auto industry used the Flint River to dump its toxic chemicals.

Citizens of Flint complained that their tap water derived from the Flint River was toxic and fowl but officials ignored them. Flint Michigan is mostly populated be African American people, and no action was taken until the situation became known nationally.

Officials failed to act for nearly two years until Mona Hanna-Attisha was able to bring widespread attention to the situation.

Hanna-Attisha revealed lead levels in the blood of tested children doubled from 2.4% to 4.9% after the change over to Flint River water.

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Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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