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Winnipeg Releases Results from Lead Water Quality Testing Program

The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program. The testing program was launched in August, following the...

City of Ottawa Committee Approves Update to Lead Pipe Replacement Program

The City of Ottawa’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water, and Waste Management approved an update to the Lead Pipe Replacement Program. Homeowners with lead water...

Winnipeg Offers Free Water Quality Testing for Residents with Lead Pipes

The City of Winnipeg is offering free water quality testing for residents who may have lead water pipes. Lead is a common, natural metal found...

Health Canada Sets New Guideline for Lead in Drinking Water

Health Canada has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead from 0.01 mg/L, which was set in 1992,...

Managing Lead in Canadian Drinking Water

Some older Canadian homes still have lead water pipes, posing an important and complex public health challenge. About one per cent of water service...

Corrosion Control Significantly Lowers Lead Levels in Toronto Water

The City of Toronto's targeted testing of tap water in 2017 indicated significantly lower lead levels, a result of a Corrosion Control Plan implemented...

SFU Research Strengthens Link Between Low-Level Lead Exposure and Heart Disease

New research from Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences has strengthened the connection between low-level exposure to lead and cardiovascular disease. While municipalities...

Moss Absorbs Substantial Quantities of Lead from Water

Researchers in Japan have found that a certain species of moss is capable of removing lead from water in substantial quantities. Funaria hygrometrica was found by...

Study Confirms Cause of Flint Water Crisis

A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes...

Feds Announce Limits for Lead in Drinking Water

The Government of Canada’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has released a report for public consultation on lead in drinking water for the purposes...

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