Reports

Below is a list of informational reports that are available from the Trail Health & Environment Program. For more information or to obtain a printed copy, please contact us.

Fall 2015 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2015

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Trail Area Health & Environment Program Abridgement 2015

This abridgement is a more concise version of the Trail Area Health & Environment Program (THEP) document, highlighting information of greatest interest to the general public. Readers who prefer greater detail or who want to review the references and bibliography can click on the Trail Area Health & Environment Program document (2014).

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Fall 2014 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2014.

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Trail Area Health & Environment Program Document (2014)

This is a comprehensive description of the Trail Area Health & Environment Program approved by the THEC on September 9, 2014.

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Early Childhood Development Literature Review 2014

This is a compilation of all documents produced for the Early Childhood Development Literature Review authored by The Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC 

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Fall 2013 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2013.

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Trail IBD Summary 2013

This is a summary by IH Senior Medical Health Officer, Dr. Andrew Larder, of a 2013 BC Centre for Disease Control Study into the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in the Trail area.

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Teck Fugitive Dust Project (2016)

This is an update on Teck Trail Operations' fugitive dust reduction program, including projected improvements in air quality and a description of the main projects.

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Fall 2012 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the most recent blood lead testing in the fall of 2012 for the target group of children aged 6 - 36 months, living in Trail and Rivervale.

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Upper Columbia River Remedial Study (2012)

An update on the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study of the Upper Columbia River in the US. The Study is conducted under the oversight of the EPA, and with the participation of the State of Washington (Ecology), the U.S. Department of Interior, and the Colville & Spokane Tribes.

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Fall 2011 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2011.

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Fall 2009 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2009 for the target group of children aged 6 - 36 months, living in Trail and Rivervale.

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Human Health Risk Assessment Summary Report (2008)

This Summary Report presents the final results of the Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. Phase 4 update to the quantitative human health risk assessment for offsite exposures to metals, other than lead, released from the smelter in Trail, BC.

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Fall 2007 Blood Lead Report

This document shows the results of the blood lead testing that occurred in the fall of 2007 for the target group of children aged 6 - 36 months, living in Trail and Rivervale.

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Program Strategy Report (2004)

This is a summary report of the actions taken and services rendered by the Trail Community Lead Task Force up to 2004.

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Medical Health Officer Report (2001)

This 2001 report by (then) Medical Health Officer, Dr. Nelson Ames, assesses the human health risks from heavy metals in the Trail area. The report's conclusions start on page 15. (There is no Executive Summary.)

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Trail Community Lead Task Force Final Report (2001)

This report presents the information which the Trail Community Lead Task Force and the public used in making decisions regarding the future remedial actions to be taken in Trail.

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Trail Area IBD & CRD Study (1994)

This study, conducted by the Epidemiology Section of the BC Ministry of Health in 1994, examined rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic renal disease (CRD) hospitalizations and mortality in Trail compared with the region. The findings showed that Trail had lower rates of inflammatory bowel disease and similar rates of chronic renal disease compared to the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Region.

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Cancer Patterns in the Trail Area (1992)

This 1992 study by the BC Cancer Agency found no evidence that the presence of heavy metals in the Trail area environment created an increased risk of residents developing cancer.

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