A third of Ontario schools still have dangerous levels of lead in drinking water – two years after the province pledged to fix it

June 11, 2021 - All News

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof and her 11-year old son Lucas at Beverley School in Toronto, which serves students with developmental and physical disabilities. Six of the eight tests conducted in 2019/20 registered levels of lead ranging from 6.4 ppb to 110 ppb.

The most recent data shows one in 10 water quality tests from Ontario schools and daycares found lead levels above Health Canada’s maximum accepted concentration of 5 parts per billion (ppb), a Toronto Star/Investigative Journalism Bureau investigation has found.

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