Investigation moves ahead into rashes reported in Flint

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) – An update from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about an investigation into rashes reported in Flint amid the city’s water crisis says current analysis doesn’t indicate health concerns for bathing or showering.

State, local and federal officials have been working to investigate rashes. The EPA says in an update Thursday that expanded water sampling is planned next week and the investigation into rashes is expected to be completed in late April or early May.

The EPA says it’s already taken water samples at 95 homes where residents have voiced concerns about health issues such as skin rashes and hair loss. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are interviewing residents.

Flint is facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water supply.

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