In 2015, Pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, 43, proved to the world that the water in Flint, Michigan was tainted with lead.
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In September 2015, she sounded the alarm. "As doctors and as academics, when we do research it gets vetted and your peers look at it. It's a long process," Hanna-Attisha said. "I did something totally disobedient in the academic doctor world: I literally walked out of my clinic and I stood up at a press conference and shared this research. Because there was no time. Every day that went by was another day that was putting our children at risk."
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