Advisory of the Day
NATIONAL: LEAD, THE SILENT KILLER LURKS IN SCHOOLS ACROSS CANADA
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"The adverse health effects of lead exposure in children and adults are well documented, and no safe blood lead threshold in children has been identified." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Yet today, a Toronto Star analysis of the data provided by the Ministry of Environment of Ontario reveals that more than 640 Ontario schools and daycares failed lead tests in the past two years.
In BC, a recent Vancouver Sun investigation uncovered that more than half of the province's 60 school districts had unsafe levels of lead in drinking water sources in 2016 and early 2017.
The alarming issue of lead in water, brought to the forefront by the crisis in Flint, MI, has been around since time immemorial yet it remains unsolved to this day.
Have a read of our lead stories below.
LEAD AND COPPER FOUND IN DRINKING WATER OF TWO PORTNEUF, QC SCHOOLS 2017/9/7
LEAD UPDATE: THE MONTRÉAL SITUATION 2017/6/27
FIVE CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN FLINT WATER CRISIS- 2017/6/6
PRIVATE MEMBER MOTION SEEKS TO DEFINE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ROLE IN ADDRESSING LEAD IN DRINKING WATER- 2017/6/18
LEAD IN CANADIAN SCHOOL WATER MAKES HEADLINES AGAIN - 2016/2/28
POURING SALT ON AN OPEN WOUND, FLINT ISSUES A BOIL WATER ADVISORY - 2016/2/10
IS IT LEAD POISONING? 1,042 WORDS ON LEAD IN OUR CITIES - 2014/7/28
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