A Proposal For Flint: Move All The Kids Out04:58
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Brian Jones, a first responder for Livingston County Michigan, draws the blood of Amaria Roberson, age 5 of Flint, to screen her blood for lead on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6 years old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare following the city's water contamination and federal state of emergency. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Brian Jones, a first responder for Livingston County Michigan, draws the blood of Amaria Roberson, age 5 of Flint, to screen her blood for lead on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6 years old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare following the city's water contamination and federal state of emergency. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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As Americans come to grips with the extent of the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, 9,000 young children in the city have been exposed to contaminated water. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, public health professor Dr. Irwin Redlener argues that we should move the kids out of the city.

"Given the threat of ongoing lead exposure and the community’s well-founded mistrust of government, should families be offered at least temporary resettlement while upgrades, repairs and enhancements are made to Flint’s badly contaminated water infrastructure?," he asks.

Redlener talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about Flint and his proposal.

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This segment aired on February 18, 2016.

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