Flint was a Wake Up Call:Now What? Framing the Conversation around Lead, Water, and Public Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University
Event Organized by Collaborative members: the American Public Health Association, Children's Environmental Health Network, Environmental Defense Fund, and National Center for Healthy Housing
WASHINGTON — In late 2014, Yaquelin Vargas was pregnant when she became suspicious something was wrong with the water in her hometown of Flint, Mich. She was getting rashes and losing her hair. The shower water felt “like a gooey gel” on her skin.
“I didn’t want to live like that anymore,” Vargas said January 24 at a panel hosted at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. “But nobody was listening.”
Vargas was one of many voices sounding the alarm about the water in Flint four years ago.
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