University, hospital working on long-term lead solutions - WNEM TV 5

University, hospital working on long-term lead solutions

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Michigan State University and Hurley Medical Center are looking for ways to change the course of the Flint water crisis.

The school's college of medicine has been working with Hurley for nearly 40 years.

Now, they're joining forces to monitor blood lead levels in children, and working on ways to prevent long-term consequences.

"So in 20 years, when we are looking at these kids we're going to be like wow, look what Flint did," said Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. "Look at this really cool initiative they built. And look how they flipped the story, and these kids did not become the statistics of lead poisoning."

The initiative will also focus on nutrition, education and the health of affected children.

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