The hero of Flint's water crisis

April 19, 2016 - University of Michigan Alumni Association

Until then, tests of the Flint water had produced some results that were worrisome but not conclusive enough to grab the world’s attention. Hanna-Attisha, director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center and a Michigan State University medical school professor, was the first to document that the number of Flint children with elevated blood-lead levels had nearly doubled since Flint started drawing its water from the river. In some neighborhoods, they later learned, the numbers had nearly tripled.