Gov. Snyder discusses Flint water crisis with FOX 17

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder answered questions about the Flint water crisis and its effects in an exclusive one-on-one interview with FOX 17's Kate Nadolski during a Saturday visit to Grand Rapids.

Snyder was here for the high school state robotics competition at the DeltaPlex.

Among the governor's comments to FOX 17:

*The Flint water crisis has been a "terrible tragedy."

*What he believes is "the right thing to do."

*Snyder talks about all the criticism that has been directed his way.

*How will he respond to many around the nation calling for his resignation?

For the entire interview, watch FOX 17 NEWS AT 10 & 11 tonight.


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  • Ray Kinney

    I hope he was thinking enough to wonder if there are any research papers that might question the wisdom of the ‘authorities’ advising that it was okay to bathe in high lead water. I have read some of the papers from researches that found that many forms of lead CAN pass through skin, contrary to what may authorities think. I’d like them to cite papers that clarify that it would be okay to use that water for bathing. Here are some that might just call into question some of their thinking. The reported rashes might easily be found to be potentially caused by lead. There are a significant number of research papers in the sci lit that strongly indicate that skin absorption can be common, but that it loses its affinity for the red blood cells so does not register on the blood lead test, so for many years toxicologists just assumed that it did not pass through skin. this may be a big error. It would probably be prudent for ‘authorities’ that suggest peope could still use lead-elevated water to bathe in to review the literature before just assuming… as it could lead to even more law suites later. IMHO See: via Google: J.L. Stauber et al, ’94, Filon et al. ’06, Sun, C-C et al ’02, Florence, T.M. et al., Lilley, S.G. et al., Franken, A. et al, and associated citations on skin absorption of inorganic lead. Also, Si-Hao Lin et al. ’12. In other words ‘Look before you jump”. This problem is already bad enough… tragic! Showering in this water, may prove to be problematic as well as drinking it. IMHO

    It is my understanding that lead is known to adversely affect calmodulin, which is very important in skin physiology. Could this play into the skin rashes??? especially if percutaneous absorption is happening in shower and bath use.And once rashes are present for any reason, there are many more papers that demonstrate increased lead up-take through the skin. IMHO

  • James

    What he believes the right thing to do? How is that relevant? That is not his job! His job is to do what the people of this state want him to do no matter what he think of it personally. We didn’t elect a dictator, we elected a REPRESENTATIVE. Someone who will REPRESENT the people and work to enact what THEY think is best, even if that person doesn’t agree with the people.
    This clown doesn’t even know what is appropriate role is, how can he possibly be an effective governor???

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