February 02nd, 2016
Welcome to the 21st Century; the future is in the rear-view mirror and gaining on us:
In Flint, Michigan, “there’s so much lead in children’s blood" from the public water source that the mayor has declared a "state of emergency.”
"According to the World Health Organization, 'lead affects children’s brain development resulting in reduced intelligence quotient (I.Q), behavioral changes such as shortening of attention span and increased antisocial behavior, and reduced education attainment. Lead exposure also causes anemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs. The neurological and behavioral effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.'” - Washington Post
Please give to the Catholic Charities of Flint/ 901 Chippewa Street/Flint, Michigan, 48503/810-232-9950
and the American Red Cross/`1401 South Grand Traverse Street/Flint, Michigan, 48503/810-232-1401
Please support the Michigan Environmental Council/602 West Ionia Street/Lansing, Michigan, 48933/517-487-9539
(Welcome to the 21st Century blurb posted earlier).
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