ERIN SCHUMAKER: Good afternoon, everyone and thank you for coming. I’m Erin Schumaker, Senior Healthy Living Editor at The Huffington Post. I am also today’s moderator. Today, just days before Earth Day, we’re talking about America’s drinking water with a focus on lead. Where do we stand more than a year after Flint? Are other cities at risk for contaminated water? And why are children in particular at risk for adverse health effects from toxic water?
This event is presented jointly with The Huffington Post, streaming live on the forum and The Huffington Post websites. It’s also streaming on Facebook. Our panelists, starting from my immediate right are Jeffrey Griffiths. He’s the Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He’s also former chair of the US EPA Drinking Water Committee’s Science Advisory Board.