Attention Healthcare Providers:
Inhaling Lead via Medical Devices
The toxic water crisis in the City of Flint affects many of our mutual patients and affects us all. We are very concerned for patients who may be using Flint tap water in their medical devices for humidification; i.e., oxygen, PAPs, ventilators, etc. According to the CDC, “Approximately 95% of deposited inorganic lead that is inhaled is absorbed.”
Hart Medical Equipment and The Salvation Army
Although Hart educates all of our patients to use distilled water in medical devices, we understand that due to economic constraints, many patients are forced to use tap water. Knowing that the City of Flint’s water contains lead, among other possible toxins, Hart Medical Equipment is teaming up with The Salvation Army to provide donated water to the City of Flint’s residents who use tap water in their medical devices.
Please Educate and Provide Flyers
Please join Hart Medical Equipment in educating patients to not use tap water in their medical devices until this crisis is over. Distilled water is the safest option. For more information regarding lead toxicity and inhalation, please visit: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxguides/toxguide-13.pdf. We are asking for your help to spread the word to all of your patients who live in the City of Flint within 48502, 48503, 48504, 48505, 48506, 48507, 48532. Please share the attached flyers inviting patients who cannot afford to buy distilled water to pick up some bottled water at Hart Medical Equipment, donated by caring people to The Salvation Army.
Water Distribution Center
Hart Medical Equipment
2316 South Ballenger Hwy
Flint, MI 48532
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(810) 406 4444
Hart Medical Equipment will continue to provide water for medical devices as long as the donations continue to come in.
Financial donations can be sent to:
The Salvation Army Flint Water Crisis
211 West Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232 2199
As community partners in health, we thank you for helping educate residents of the City of Flint.
Click below for the Clinician Flyer:
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Click below for the Patient Flyer:
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