Flint water crisis leaves long-term impact on children's health
(CNN) Lee-Anne Walters' twin 5-year-old boys don't talk like other boys their age. They also can't remember their colors and their ABCs.
"They both have hand-eye coordination issues," Walters tells CNN. "Gavin's not growing properly. He's 39 pounds and almost six years old. People don't realize that they're twins anymore."
It's been two years since officials in Flint, Michigan, told residents their tap water was unsafe to drink due to toxic levels of lead. Before the switch to the Flint River, residents had drawn their water from Lake Huron. In January 2015, Flint officials decline offer to reconnect water to Lake Huron. Six months later, experts at Virginia Tech recommended the state declare the water unsafe.