Santevia Water Systems, a Canadian leader in alkaline water products, is spearheading the fight for clean water in Canadian kindergartens with the announcement that they are donating 500 lead (and other contaminant filtering) MINA Alkaline Pitchers to kindergartens, daycares and junior kindergarten schools across Canada where lead has been recently detected in the water supply.
“The entire country has been shocked to learn that test results show high lead levels in the water supply of thousands of schools across Canada,” said Yvonne Anderson, CEO and Co-Founder of Santevia Water Systems. "While lead contamination isn’t an easy problem for schools to solve overnight, our MINA Alkaline Pitchers can offer a quick and easy way to immediately filter lead from the drinking water of our children. We want to get this solution to lead-contaminated schools across Canada as soon as possible."
A simple solution:
Each MINA Alkaline Pitcher filters 300 litres of water and exceeds Health Canada, NSF and WHO requirements for lead reduction in water. The MINA Pitcher is the only Made in Canada pitcher on the market that effectively filters lead and is far more effective at filtering lead than other leading water filter systems.
How could lead impact our young children?
The World Health Organization (WHO) says “there is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.”
According to the WHO, “Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and can suffer profound and permanent adverse health effects, particularly affecting the development of the brain and nervous system.” For this reason, Santevia has chosen to donate the pitchers to daycares, kindergarten and junior kindergarten schools as younger children could be the most adversely impacted by lead consumption.
Santevia calling out to parents:
Though they are happy to work with anyone involved in protecting the health of children such as environmental groups, school boards or any level of government, Santevia wants to reach out directly to parents at daycares and schools where they believe there might be a lead in drinking water issue based on recent media coverage. The company simply asks parents to visit ca.santevia.com/lead and request a MINA Alkaline Pitcher to be sent for use in their child’s classroom.