A single powerful image by political cartoonist Matt Wuerker depicts the imminent danger of Flint’s water crisis.
Shockingly, lead levels in some Flint homes’ tap water is high enough to meet the EPA’s definition of toxic waste. In addition, the true damage of lead poisoning isn’t apparent until 10 to 15 years in the future, so the side effects of the poisoning are unpredictable and the worst is yet to come, specially, for the children who are the most sensitive from the lead poisoning.
Another factor that makes matters worse is the fact that tests results on Flint’s water were found to be highly corrosive, stripping the city’s aging water infrastructure and turning the water brown. Even in hospitals, yellow-colored water is poured out of faucets: