Special Board Recommends Universal Lead Screening For Michigan Children
The Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board issued guidance on how to protect Michigan's children. Meanwhile, the state is fighting a requirement that it delivers bottled water to Flint residents.
The Associated Press:
Michigan May Require Lead Screening Of All Young Children
Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children's exposure to the neurotoxin statewide. The recommendation is among many unveiled Thursday by a state board that Gov. Rick Snyder tasked with proposing a strategy to protect children from all sources of lead poisoning. (11/17)
The Washington Post:
Michigan Fights Court Order To Deliver Bottled Water To Flint Residents
The state of Michigan on Thursday challenged a federal court order demanding that officials deliver bottled water to Flint residents who can’t easily pick up their own from distribution sites around the city, calling the requirement “unnecessary” and saying it would require “a tremendous expenditure of taxpayer funds.” (Dennis, 11/17)