Luke Waid says he was stunned when he got the results from his daughter Sophia's 1-year check-up.
It was August 2014, and a blood test revealed a lead level of 14 micrograms per deciliter. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control considers 5 "high."
Six months earlier, Sophia's blood-lead level had been fine, Waid says. Then, in April of 2014, Flint started pumping its drinking water from the Flint River. Four months after that, her lead level spiked.
The following month, in September, Waid says doctors did a follow-up test, just to be certain. Same result.