Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Food and Nutrition


Banz, William


After Flint, Michigan governmental authorities introduced a more corrosive water source into an already aging water system without adequate corrosion control, the percentage of children with elevated blood lead levels increased, particularly in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. The main objective of this research paper is to clarify influences of age, gender and race, ethnicity have on the overall health consequences of excess lead in children. There are studies that focus on the short and long term effects of neurological, hypertension, renal, and developmental on children. However, since specific demographic evidence is still limited, future research is still needed to implement a system that will adequately help the children in Flint.