Soil could cause lead levels to rise in Flint kids

March 31, 2016 - USA Today

The level of lead in the blood of children in Flint probably will rise over the next few months, not because of continued problems with the city's drinking water supply, but because of high levels of lead in the soil — especially in the city's oldest and densest areas — that gets inhaled into their bodies during the summer, according to Michigan State University researcher Rick Sadler, College of Human Medicine public health researcher, who says yearly seasonal cyclical pattern — which is not unique to Flint, but is common to most big cities — is expected to recur, even as state officials expect the lead levels in Flint's drinking water to diminish. 

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