Tainted drinking water found in several First Nations daycares and schools in Quebec – APTN News

Tainted drinking water found in several First Nations daycares and schools in Quebec – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202133 Views

First Nations children are consuming water with unsafe lead levels in on-reserve daycares and schools across Quebec, according to a presentation by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) staff obtained by a consortium of news outlets and universities that includes APTN News.

While the federal government knows which taps and fountains have lead levels exceeding Health Canada’s guidelines, it has not made its dataset public or notified parents of affected children directly, leaving management of the issue up to individual First Nations.

In many communities where concentrations exceeding the norm have been found, federal officials suggested letting the water run a few minutes at affected taps every morning or, in some cases, at the start of every week. Experts said this is not a reliable long-term solution.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/tainted-drinking-water-found-in-several-first-nations-daycares-and-schools-in-quebec/

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