FlintWaterStudy, the independent research team from Virginia Tech that is working as part of a larger coalition to help resolve the uncertainties associated with the drinking water crisis in Flint, MI, will answer your questions. Ask us anything!
Description: Recently, Mayor Karen Weaver of Flint, MI declared a state of emergency, based on the results released by Hurley Medical Center, confirming “what many Flint parents had feared for over a year: The proportion of infants and children with above-average levels of lead in their blood has nearly doubled since the city switched from the Detroit water system to using the Flint River as its water source, in 2014.” (Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/15/toxic-water-soaring-lead-levels-in-childrens-blood-create-state-of-emergency-in-flint-mich/?tid=sm_fb) We have been involved in Flint since April 2015, when we analyzed the original samples from Lee-Anne Walters house that first demonstrated hazardous waste levels of lead in water of the city. More information about our team, our goals and training is here: http://flintwaterstudy.org/about-page/about-us/ Dr. Marc Edwards, Siddhartha Roy and Anurag Mantha will be answering your questions, today. We will do our best to answer all questions in a chronological order.
Our Proof: http://flintwaterstudy.org/ (Please see the top right section for the AMA info)
EDIT: This AMA is no longer live. If you have any more questions, please comment and we will do our best to answer them at our earliest possible convenience. All questions so far were answered by either Sid or Anurag.