Reports

Fall 2013 Blood Lead Results

Fall 2013 Blood Lead Results

This report shares the 2013 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. The blood lead level geomean for Areas 2/3 was 6.1 µg/dL and 3.8 µg/dL for Area 1. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air were noticeably higher in August than typically.
Trail IBD Summary 2013

Trail IBD Summary 2013

In 2013, a review of data for Trail was performed by the BC Center for Disease Control. IBD-related hospitalizations, physician visits and medication prescriptions for 2007-2011 were found to be higher for Trail residents, compared with several other communities, Interior Health and BC.
Teck Fugitive Dust Project (2016)

Teck Fugitive Dust Project (2016)

This is a report to the THEC on Teck Trail Operations' fugitive dust reduction program from 2016. The report includes annual results of ambient air testing at Butler Park, an update on the Smelter Recycle Building construction, upgrades to the Roaster Pad, and an update around road sweeping and road flushing in the Trail area.
Fall 2012 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2012 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2012 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2012 fall clinic was 5.4 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Upper Columbia River Remedial Study (2012)

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 ...
Fall 2011 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2011 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2011 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2011 fall clinic was 5.0 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Human Health Risk Assessment Phase 4 Summary Report (2008)

Human Health Risk Assessment Phase 4 Summary Report (2008)

This report summarizes the series of reports on whether any substances other than lead pose a potential concern in the local environment at Trail. Phase 4 incorporated the most recent data and concluded risks were low. Actions to address residential soils with a focus on lead would further reduce risks from other smelter-related metals.
Program Strategy Report (2004)

Program Strategy Report (2004)

Learn how the first few years of the transition from Trail Community Lead Task Force (TCLTF) to Trail Area Health & Environment Committee (THEC) went, as the THEC, Teck, Interior Health and City of Trail implemented the 2001 recommendations of the TCLTF.
Trail Community Lead Task Force Final Report (2001)

Trail Community Lead Task Force Final Report (2001)

This report is an excellent resource for understanding the history of study and action on lead and other smelter-related metals in Trail, and the basis for the long-term recommendations that fostered the development of what is currently the Trail Area Health & Environment Program.
Trail Area IBD and Chronic Renal Disease Study (1994)

Trail Area IBD and Chronic Renal Disease Study (1994)

This study, by the Epidemiology Section of BC Ministry of Health in 1994, examined rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic renal disease (CRD) hospitalizations and deaths in Trail compared with the region. Findings showed Trail had lower rates of inflammatory bowel disease and similar rates of chronic renal disease compared to the Region.
Cancer Patterns in Trail and Area (1992)

Cancer Patterns in Trail and Area (1992)

This study by the Epidemiology Division of the BC Cancer agency concluded that cancer mortality data for 1956-1989 and cancer incidence data for 1983-1989 did not suggest that environmental contamination from smelter-related metals led to any increased risk of developing cancer during those timeframes.
Fall 2010 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2010 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2010 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2010 fall clinic was 4.9 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Addendum to the Phase 4 HHRA in response to ENV comments (2010)

Addendum to the Phase 4 HHRA in response to ENV comments (2010)

This addendum contains a list of corrections/changes for the Phase 4 report, based on review comments from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (ENV). The corrections are mostly typographical errors. The changes have improved the clarity of the report, as suggested by ENV. The conclusions of the Phase 4 report are not impacted.
Fall 2009 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2009 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2009 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2009 fall clinic was 5.6 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Fall 2008 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2008 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2008 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2008 fall clinic was 5.9 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Fall 2007 Blood Lead Report

Fall 2007 Blood Lead Report

This report shares the 2007 Children’s Blood Lead Clinic results. This includes participation rates, results, and environmental conditions. Participation is voluntary. Rates are provided by neighbourhood and area. The blood lead level geomean based on the 2007 fall clinic was 5.2 µg/dL. Environmental conditions refer to Pb in air at different times of the year.
Program Review Report (2000)

Program Review Report (2000)

In 2000, the Trail Community Lead Task Force consulted with the local community and international experts as it worked to develop recommendations following 10 years of research, program development and monitoring. This report includes notes about the meeting content reviewed and Q&A, summarizes key discussion points, and presents proposed actions collated by the review group.