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Every person on earth is entitled to clean drinking water
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2018
Back in 2014 the Flint Water Crisis made me furious. When Snyder was elected governor I thought he might be one of those moderates who is fiscally responsible and socially just. But when I (little ol' me!) saw the drinking water coming out of Flint's faucets in 2014 and I heard Gov. Snyder say the water was safe, I spit out the clean water I'd been drinking from my own municipality. It took years, national attention (Rachel Maddow) and moving heaven and earth to get the Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality to even admit there was lead in the water. NO amount of lead is safe. If this had happened in Grosse Pointe where I live, the wealthy people here would've risen up, told their story and would've been listened to. The problem would have been solved within days--not years! The fact that Flint is impoverished make this doubly unconscionable. Reading this book (God bless Mona Hanna-Attisha and Marc Edwards from Virginia Tech), stirred the old fury I felt when it first happened. And that's a good thing. Poor people are getting the shaft on so many levels that shelves of books have to be written on each issue. It's exhausting ME! Don't people understand that if you help people who are disadvantaged it will help everyone? If you give everyone good health care and a good education we'll all pay less in the future? It's so logical I could scream. I'm going to scream, and keep screaming until people treat each other with the respect they deserve. This is one of the most important books of our times.