John Oliver takes on Flint water crisis, lead dangers

DETROIT - Lead is not just a problem in Flint, Michigan -- it's a problem all around America.

Flint's water crisis and the overall lead problem in the U.S. was featured on Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver used Sesame Street characters to draw attention to the issue.

The segment points out that according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, lead and lead-based paint is present in over 2 million homes where children under the age of six live.

Watch the segment below, or here.

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