IJB Audio Brief: Lead in Drinking Water

The IJB releases short audio briefs explaining the stories we report. They’re meant to be a quick way to learn what we’re working on. We hope that you’ll listen. First up in this new feature is reporter Inori Roy discussing the recent investigation into lead in the drinking water of Ontario schools and daycares.

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Two years after journalists revealed that nine per cent of schools and daycares in Ontario exceeded national safety guidelines for lead in drinking water, the scale of the problem remains unchanged.

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.