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Study: Water crisis led to more infant deaths

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New research suggests the Flint water crisis led to more pregnant women losing their babies.

A working study at the University of Kansas appears to challenge a report by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that found no link between negative birth outcomes and Flint water.

Compared to other Michigan cities, fertility rates among Flint women decreased by 12 percent, with fetal death rates rising by 58 percent.

The study also found Flint residents did not report any less sexual activity, leading researchers to believe either residents were unable to conceive or women were having more miscarriages during the time of the crisis.

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