Presentation Title

The Flint Water Crisis, Fertility, and Birth Outcomes

Presenter Information

Abigail DoyleFollow

Major

Public Health

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

The Flint water crisis brought attention to the devastating effects of lead contamination. It is known that lead can neurological function and development especially in children. To explore the effects of the Flint water crisis on fertility and outcomes limited research has been done analyzing birth rates from the Flint region. More research is necessary to determine if the incident in Flint had a greater effect on the fertility and birth rates of black, brown, and low income communities.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Justin Harbison, Professor, Parkinson School of Health

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The Flint Water Crisis, Fertility, and Birth Outcomes

The Flint water crisis brought attention to the devastating effects of lead contamination. It is known that lead can neurological function and development especially in children. To explore the effects of the Flint water crisis on fertility and outcomes limited research has been done analyzing birth rates from the Flint region. More research is necessary to determine if the incident in Flint had a greater effect on the fertility and birth rates of black, brown, and low income communities.