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New documents suggests officials aware of rashes 1 month after switch to Flint River

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New documents suggest officials were aware of rashes that may be linked to Flint's water almost immediately after the switch to Flint River water.

The Detroit Free Press reports federal environmental and health officials were aware of rashes just one month after the switch. The rashes were not formally investigated until February 2016.

The comes as the EPA claims the water is now safe for bathing.

The agency said residents should continue to filter their water and women who are pregnant or nursing, along with children 6 and younger, should drink bottle water.

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