Sarah Frostenson from the VOX news service wrote an investigative article on February 3, 2016, that shows Flint to not be as bad as the media is portraying it to be.
Other communities across the United States have a much higher lead content than Flint.
Compare that to Flint, where state data shows the rate of lead exposure for 5 µg/dL from 2014 to 2015 as 3.21 percent. (Flint started pumping water from the Flint River in April 2014). Other researchers have found that specific areas of the city have exposure rates as high as 6.3 percent. That's alarming, but still a lower rate than 18 of the 20 cities in Pennsylvania.
You can read Sarah Frostenson's full research article here.