Sen. Ananich launches and urges Flint citizens to get kids tested for lead

Website provides information about free blood tests, offers tips to reduce lead in drinking water

LANSING, Michigan — On the heels of alarming test results released yesterday that indicate elevated blood lead levels in Flint children, State Senator Jim Ananich (D–Flint) today announced the creation of a new website,, to help address citizens’ immediate, growing concerns of lead overexposure due to the mismanagement of the city’s water supply.

“In this day and age, no one should have to worry about whether their water will make them sick,” Sen. Ananich said. “I’m leading the effort to raise state, private and philanthropic resources to deliver filters and clean water into the Flint community as quickly as possible.”

Flint citizens concerned about children who may have been overexposed to lead should immediately contact their family physician or the Genesee County Health Department at (810) 257-3833. Children under age 7 are eligible for free lead tests at the health department.

The new website provides quick, intuitive information about the harmful health effects of lead, along with important tips and resources for handling the Flint water crisis, including:

The public is strongly urged to share on social media with friends and family members, and encouraged to keep up with the latest Flint water developments by subscribing to an email update list located near the bottom of the Web page.

Citizens also should follow Sen. Ananich on Facebook,, and Twitter, @jimananich, for the latest updates.

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