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President Obama has declared a State of emergency in Flint Michigan due to their water system tested positive of Lead-laced water . In 2014, Flint’s water supply was switched to the Flint River from Detroit’s system to save money but did not used the proper treatment to prevent lead from entering the water system. Many Flint residents have become very ill due to the contaminated water and 10 residents have died from Legionnaire’s disease.
Many residents were complaining about the smell coming from the water faucet, water coming out Yellowish-Brown , and tasting very odd .
What is Lead; (By Mayo Clinic Staff)
Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.
Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings are the most common sources of lead poisoning in children. Other sources include contaminated air, water and soil. Adults who work with batteries, do home renovations or work in auto repair shops also may be exposed to lead.
Many Rap Artists have participated in supporting the Water4Flint by donating their money or partnership with water companies. The Game have donated $1 Million dollars, Diddy, Eminem ,Wiz Khalifa ,Meek Mills ,Big Sean,Young Buck ,Fabulous and other Rap Artists have donated their Money and Water to the City of Flint. Many Hip Hop Artist are shipping water to Flint Mi so residents can have clean and healthy water.