In Flint, where lead-contaminated water woes have afflicted the community for years, the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the daily hardship and making it even more difficult for organizations to help.
A pediatrician and public health expert says about 100 baby teeth from Flint children will be evaluated to determine lead exposure, nearly five years after the city's drinking water was contaminated after a switch to a new source.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who first exposed the link between city water and high lead blood levels in children, tells “60 Minutes” that early results of neuropsychological assessments of 174 city children have found 80 percent . . .
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells “60 Minutes” on CBS that early testing results show that 80% of children exposed to lead during the Flint water crisis will require services for a language, learning or intellectual disorder.