Even water that looks clean and pristine can be seriously polluted. Chemical pollutants enter our water from industrial activities, agriculture and our homes. Although healthy aquatic ecosystems like bogs and wetlands can purify polluted water, they just can’t keep up with the amount of toxins that we are dumping into them.

Chemical pollutants in water can lower fertility, damage immune systems or cause deformities, tumours and even death in aquatic species. Humans can also suffer some of these effects when our drinking water becomes polluted.

Your hobbies can impact Canada’s oceans. Will you step up to the plate and turn the tide on pollution? Take our water challenge to find out how you can do just that!