Effect of Interventions on Children’s Blood Lead Levels (1998)

Program Research, Reports

This is an article published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The article looked at the rate of decline in Trail children’s average blood lead levels, compared against the background global rate of decline for the same time period, to gauge whether Trail children’s blood lead levels were falling more quickly due to the specific efforts being made to reduce exposures in Trail. The analysis found that blood lead levels in Trail did decline more rapidly in Trail during the years examined, and this was hypothesized to be due to the combined effect of all of the local actions, including community dust abatement, home-based dust abatement, and advice given to parents and to the community as a whole on how to reduce children’s lead exposures.