The recent water tragedy in Flint, Michigan has put lead back into the national spotlight. The situation in Flint is horrific for the town’s residents and unforgivable on the part of the folks that made it happen. In my twenty plus years of treating patients with toxic poisoning and testifying in countless workers’ comp cases resulting from toxic exposures, lead has been one of the most pervasive and damaging toxins I have had the unfortunate task of dealing with. We have a tremendous problem in this nation with lead and, as John Oliver pointed out recently, we need to be doing more to deal with this situation.

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