Pregnant or have a child under three?
The Trail Area Health & Environment Program works to reduce community exposure to lead and other smelter metals by improving air quality, supporting family health and keeping homes, gardens & parks healthy and safe.
The results from the 2022 children’s blood lead testing clinic show that the average blood lead level for children aged six to 36 months in Trail and Rivervale is 2.3 micrograms per decilitre. The downward trend continues with the average remaining below 3 since 2018...
We have used THE Program in a few ways since moving to Trail. When we first moved here we had a 10 month old child and living near the smelter made me nervous. My fears were put to rest when the family health nurse came to my house and went over the steps I could take to ensure my family stayed healthy.
We have been tested every 6 months since moving to the area. The staff are welcoming, understanding and make the process as fast and painless as possible. My daughter barely minds the poke!
THEP is an invaluable resource to our community. As a parent, it is reassuring to know there is an organization set up with one central goal, to help make Trail a safe and healthy community to raise a family. I recommend all families in Trail including newly relocated and long-term residents to get involved, or at the very least, be aware of the tremendous support and information that THEP can provide.