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Study links Flint water crisis to lower fertility, higher infant death rates

A new study says the water crisis caused lower fertility rates and higher infant death rates in Flint. (File photo)

FLINT, Mich. - A new study says the water crisis caused lower fertility rates and higher infant death rates in Flint.

Two economics professors from the University of Kansas compared Flint birth and death certificates with those issued in other Michigan cities before and after flint made the switch to the Flint River, exposing residents to lead tainted water.

The study also found that the health of Flint children at birth decreased after the switch.

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