Testing for Lead in Drinking water is required for schools in BC, but not in our child care facilities. Daycare operators are supposed to provide safe drinking water, but there is no regulated testing. When a new daycare applies for a license, they must prove safe drinking water, but after that, there isn’t any regulation set in place. Part of the reason why daycares haven’t had this regulation yet is because the ownership of a daycare is different than how schools are owned. There are many different kinds of ownership too- which makes this a convoluted issue of accountability and stewardship. CARO wants to help be everyone big picture sidekick for any testing endeavor taken on.
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CARO has come in contact with daycares that are aware of lead contamination in their facility and are forced to add lead-safety education to the children. The children are required to flush the taps everytime they want a sip of water! We know they’re not alone on this issue but we think there is a better way of educating the public. We want to see this world become safer and healthier. We believe that having a regulation for daycares would be beneficial for every party involved. The health and well-being of our children are important and could be threatened by lead contamination. Lead is dangerous in anyone but kids are more vulnerable for harmful lead contamination.
So what do you think? Should there be a lead in water testing regulation for daycares? We think this would put daycares ahead of the curve and will increase the transparency of public health and safety. Be sure to connect with us on social media! The chemistry we have together could catalyze into a big prize for you! Be sure to stay tuned for CARO’s initiatives happening in 2019. More to come!
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