Lets think of lead poisoning this way, we are the cause of this problem. The pipes weren't switched out after we changed the water system. There were pieces of rust in the lead pipes that then polluted the water. It also happenedwhen we throw trash and other things into the river, thinking it will not damage anything, but it does.
This is how our river looks now, this is way better than it was before.
If someone were to drink the water from the Flint River you can risk getting lead poisoning. It can damage your brain, kidneys, or maybe even give you high blood pressure or give you other health problems.