The Trail Area Health & Environment Program is a comprehensive, collaborative, science-based program to help keep children and families healthy and safe.

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Lead can come from many sources…

Lead Exposure Pathways Diagram

This isn’t an exhaustive list. You can find out about lead in consumer products on the Government of Canada recalls and safety alerts page; search for Lead.

Are you expecting or have children under 3 years old?
All families in Trail, Casino, Oasis, Rivervale, Waneta and Warfield can sign up for two home visits focused on prevention of lead exposure and strengthening children’s healthy development. 

Text your public health nurse

Actions to reduce the risk of lead exposure:

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Wash your hands and wash your children’s hands especially before eating and after playing outdoors.

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Eat foods that have enough iron and other vitamins and minerals. A person who eats a balanced, nutritious diet may absorb less lead. Eat at the table.

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Keep your floors dust-free by vacuuming and damp-mopping often. Leave outside shoes at the door. Damp dust frequently, especially window ledges and countertops.

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Keep outdoor play areas clean. Cover the sandbox when you are finished playing. Hose off patios, play equipment, and driveways often. Play on the grass and cover bare soil areas.

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Renovate safely. Seal off the area of work, and clean well when complete. Keep children and pregnant women away if possible.

Wash Your Hands to Reduce Lead Exposure

After…

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Playing with pets

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Using the bathroom

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Sneezing, blowing your nose & coughing

Playing outside

Playing outside

& Before…

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Eating

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Naps and bedtime