Benton Harbor's water crisis prompts concerns about testing adult residents for lead

Leonard N. Fleming
The Detroit News

Benton Harbor — Lois Clay has failing kidneys and is on dialysis, and to make matters worse, the 58-year-old resident is dealing with lead in her body, too.

Clay tested positive for an elevated level of the toxic substance in 2018 — likely a result, she speculated, of her penchant for chewing ice frozen from Benton Harbor's drinking water that has for three straight years exceeded state and federal limits for lead.

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