The Toxic Water in Flint and Toxic Schools in Detroit Need More News Coverage
Posted on January 18, 2016
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan on Saturday due to tests that found elevated levels of lead in their water and in the blood of some children. Even as that catastrophic failure struggles to gain major traction in the national media, another health disaster in Flint has been largely ignored. Children attending Detroit Public Schools are entering toxic environments everyday thanks to the black mold, fecal matter, and dead rodents within their schools. The fact that this is happening in a major United States city is already shocking. But, the dearth of concern from citizens and new outlets is heart-wrenching.