Lead in Montreal water pipes affects kids

Lead in Montreal water pipes affects kids

Did you know that Trusource water is lead-free? That’s right – LEAD FREE. Which according to this article is paramount to your health given that many Montreal homes are connected to lead water pipes.

Some tidbits we found interesting:

  • Buildings of eight or fewer units that were built before 1970 are often connected to the municipal water system by lead pipes.
  • Developmental effects on children are actually steeper at the lower levels of exposure
  • The municipality’s cost of changing water mains and service lines is $350 million.
  • Results of a study of Montreal children – commissioned by Health Canada show that most children have blood lead levels well below 10 milligrams per decilitre, the level at which public health authorities will intervene and monitor a child.

Want to know more? Read The Gazette article HERE.