Chris McNamara has been drinking the water at his home in Mississippi Mills, Ont., for more than 20 years without a second thought, but recent tests show toxic chemicals found in firefighting foams were also coming from the taps in his and other homes neighbouring a National Research Council fire safety testing facility ...(more) (more…)
USA Today reports Aquafina has changed its labels to specify P.W.S. — Public Water Source — under pressure from Accountability International. PepsiCo spokeswoman Michelle Naughtron called this a “reasonable thing to do” if it helped people understand that they were paying a premium to have the same water they get in their bathroom sink labeled with a serene mountain scene. (Read More) (more…)
TORONTO – The water coming from your tap at home may not be safe to drink. A Toronto Star investigation warns that water pipes in 13 per cent of Toronto homes have unsafe levels of lead in them and in some cases, the levels are 2,000 times over the safe limit of 10 parts per billion...more
Many Canadian cities are falling short of testing drinking water for all possible harmful contaminants, and experts say the long-term consequences could be detrimental to people's health, a CBC News investigation has found.CBC asked 18 cities in every province and territory to provide a list of the health-related contaminants they test in their water supplies. Only one — Ottawa — tests for all 75 substances found in Health Canada's published guidelines for Canadian drinking water.Some cities, like Calgary, Edmonton...