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Mich. to use federal WIC funds for lead exposure testing

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Michigan will be able to temporarily use federal Women, Infants and Children funding to test people in the program for exposure to Flint's lead-tainted water.

U.S. Agriculture officials also announced Wednesday that at least 28 Flint-area schools are eligible for a program providing access to school meals to all students.

Michigan also can apply to participate in a program that provides assistance for healthy food during the summer to families with students receiving free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year.

Governor Rick Snyder had sought increased nutrition funding for older low-income Flint children who may be affected by lead-tainted water, but it was denied last month.

Lead leached from old pipes into homes after the city's 2014 switch to the Flint River from Detroit's water system.

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