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After drinking water crisis in Flint, similar problems surface in Benton Harbor

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Ingesting tiny concentrations can permanently damage the developing brains of children, triggering learning disabilities, a lack of impulse control and criminal behavior later in life. Lead also contributes to heart disease, kidney failure and other health problems; in 2018, researchers estimated more than 400,000 deaths a year in the U.S. are linked to the toxic metal — 18% of all deaths.

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