When Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha began taking note of complaints about the odd look, taste, and smell of the local tap water; NEMW Program Director Elin Betanzo was the first to suggest measuring their blood lead levels. Her advice would lead to Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s discovery of the massive lead contamination of Flint’s public drinking water and would spark nationwide interest in the Flint Water Crisis.
In the Fall 2016 edition of their alumni magazine, the University of Michigan took a look at the Betanzo and Hanna-Attisha’s life-long connections; from childhood friends and young advocates for environmental justice, to their fateful work together on the Flint Water Crisis and the efforts to strengthen federal drinking water regulations.
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Three Views of the Flint Water Crisis