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Canada-wide investigation reveals dangerous levels of lead in tap water

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Canada-wide investigation reveals dangerous levels of lead in tap water

You might want to have your tap water tested. Another incredible piece of investigative journalism from the Toronto Star and why I support this paper with a subscription:

https://www.thestar.com/news/investigat ... metal.html
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I get the same report from global news with no subscription.

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Prince Rupert is really bad. Hope everyone is at least using a Brita water filter out there.
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Same in Montreal. Lead was the industrial standard for quite some time so any older cities and buildings will be affected.

Most municipalities have or are taking steps to remedy their older plumbing but anything relating to your property you need ot check with your city. For example in Montreal, anything beyond the entrance way to your property/building's plumbing is the responsibility of the owners.
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laziguy wrote:
Nov 4th, 2019 5:25 pm
how is Toronto's water?
It has lead.
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Oh yeah and they tell us drop water bottles?
Hell no I won't stop buying them
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eonibm wrote:
Nov 4th, 2019 11:04 am
You might want to have your tap water tested. Another incredible piece of investigative journalism from the Toronto Star and why I support this paper with a subscription:
In fairness to The Star, some of their investigative pieces are interesting (but hardly incredible), but they really damage their credibility with their mean spirited vendetta against Doug Ford.
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It also contains Hexafluorosilicic acid which is a toxic industrial waste, that's suppose to be good for your teeth but you drink it and bathe in it.
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CheapScotch wrote:
Nov 4th, 2019 7:42 pm
In fairness to The Star, some of their investigative pieces are interesting (but hardly incredible), but they really damage their credibility with their mean spirited vendetta against Doug Ford.
Mean spirited? Hardly. They have been extremely fair with him. I'm surprised they go so lightly on him.
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I've been telling people this for years, in every bottled water thread where people say tap water is safe to drink, along side many threads in home and garden glad to see this is finally getting the light it deserves.
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So I shouldn't be drinking Toronto tap water, even if I use a Brita water filter?
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laziguy wrote:
Nov 4th, 2019 9:26 pm
So I shouldn't be drinking Toronto tap water, even if I use a Brita water filter?
Hard to say because lead isnt the only thing you should be worrying about, a robust filtration system is what is needed.

If you're looking solely at removing lead Pur is the leader but I have heard that Brita does have a filter that rivals Pur. Important to keep in mind Pur removes more contaminants than Brita but does filter slower.
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mr_raider wrote:
Nov 4th, 2019 9:58 pm
Bottled water is usually tap water from some city somewhere. It probably has as much lead as your tap water.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 50841.html
As with everything if you're going to purchase bottled water you should be informed of its source as many come from natural sources and are not tap water. The cheapest in Canada I'd say is Nestle which they pump out of natural sources, as many upset Southern Ontarians can attest.

As I suggested before a robust water filtration system is best.

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