A hair sample is one of the best ways to find out if you’ve been exposed to lead or other toxins in the past 1 to 3 months. The hair samples are analyzed for 30 different toxic compounds at a much lower cost than the equivalent blood tests.
Our goal for this program is to get as many Flint residents accurate data about the safety of their water.
If the water is safe, the test will typically come back negative but if the water still contains toxins it is vitally important that people know so they can take precautions and seek treatment.
We are still collecting samples and we send them off for testing as soon as we can secure the funds.