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What the Eyes Don't See:A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Mona Hanna-Attisha

In 2014, the state of Michigan shifted the source of its water supply for the city of Flint from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps. At first, pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha believed state officials, who insisted the water was fine. But leaked documents from an environmental inspector and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead, a neurotoxin whose effects fall heavily on children. Dr. Mona knew that undeniable proof was the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning--and to get it, she’d have to enter the fight of her life.