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Environment, Health

Canada: action to end lead (metal) contamination in water pipes

The federal agency Health Canada in March of this year revised its rating for safe level of  content in drinking water from 10 microgrammes per litre, to 5 microgrammes per litre. The province of Quebec announced today it will follow» 

Economy, Health, Politics

Household Toronto water tests show 13% over safe levels, sometimes 2,000 times over maximum

In household water tests in Canada’s largest city of Toronto 13% had unsafe lead levels, some as high as 2,000 the maximum of 10 parts per billion, according to a report by the Toronto Star newspaper Tuesday (May 20). The data»