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Otherwise, he said, residents can contact water-quality testing labs to conduct lead tests. Without proper testing, lead is difficult to detect in water because it is colourless, scentless and tasteless.
We have no reported cases of children being adversely affected by lead in drinking water in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. In Vancouver, the responsibility for delivering clean drinking water to homes and businesses is shared by the city and Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver manages three watersheds, treats drinking water at two local plants and distributes water to local governments, explained Greg Valou, a spokesperson for the regional body in a statement. The City of Vancouver, meanwhile, is responsible for operating the systems of pipes that deliver water to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other buildings.
Both Metro Vancouver and the city say there are no lead pipes in their distribution systems. There is a risk of contamination however, when water comes into contact with plumbing fixtures, including brass faucets, or solder, which is used to join pipe, that may contain lead in older homes.
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That risk is heightened if the water is acidic. Acidic water, which has a pH below 7, is a major factor in the corrosion of metal pipes and solder. While these measures can significantly reduce the risks of lead leaching into drinking water, it may not eliminate them entirely. In Prince Rupert, corrosive water is contributing to widespread issues with lead in drinking water.
Lead levels dropped to 0. Bruce Lanphear, a health sciences professor at Simon Fraser University and an expert on lead toxicity, said flushing is a reasonable solution in the short-term. We really need to get some filters in place to protect people. Flushing may not be effective in every household though.
A year-old house in Strathcona showed 9. That dropped to 4. Lanphear also noted that flushing is a waste of water. The city does not subsidize filters or plumbing replacement, Glazebrook said. Webb said she wants the city to offer free lead tests for concerned residents and better public education about the risks of lead in drinking water and the steps residents can take to protect themselves.
Vanessa Namuhje, a mother to three young children, also said the city could do a better job educating the public. Lead levels of 4. See the full list of Tainted Water series credits here: concordia. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. All rights reserved.
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