Chicago drinking fountains have been running non-stop for months, and the reason why is infuriating

When excess levels of lead are ingested (and just to be clear, health officials say no amount of lead exposure is safe), symptoms such as constipation, vomiting, developmental disabilities, hyperactivity, irritability, insomnia and sometimes, memory loss, crop up. It’s because of this that Flint, Michigan, was — and remains to be — more than a scandal, but an actual health crisis. However, Flint is not the focus of this story; rather, Chicago, Illinois is. For the past few months, drinking…


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