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Gov. Snyder says 200 Flint children with elevated blood levels ID'd

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Governor Rick Snyder says officials have identified about 200 Flint children with elevated blood-lead levels since the city's water crisis was exposed in the fall.

Snyder disclosed the figure during a tele-town hall event Wednesday with nearly 8,000 listeners. He says the state is working to ensure all kids are tested.

Michigan officials had said earlier Wednesday that water samples in Flint are "trending better," but that it's too soon to give the go-ahead to residents to resume drinking unfiltered water.

Department of Environmental Quality Interim Director Keith Creagh said the test results are not statistically valid because there's no guarantee homeowner-provided samples are coming from homes at higher risk. Further testing continues.

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