Media Release – 2022 Children’s Lead Levels Continue to Decline

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 (2.5 in 2021, 2.3 in 2020, 2.6 in 2019 and 2.9 in 2018). While the participation rate at voluntary clinics declined during the pandemic, the program is pleased to report participation has improved since last year.

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