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Federal officials urge Flint residents to keep using filters

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Federal officials are continuing to urge Flint residents to use filters on their tap water.

Mark Durno of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says water has been tested again at some of the 26 homes that showed very high lead levels last week in unfiltered water. He says the results were much better when water was run through a filter.

Durno and Doctor Nicole Lurie of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spoke to reporters Thursday.

Durno says it's important to replace filters and separately clean out any debris that gets caught in the faucet aerator, typically a small screen at the faucet tip.

Flint has a lead problem because a lack of corrosion control in the water caused lead to leach from old plumbing for 18 months.

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