Home & Garden Program
Helping families keep their home and yard environments healthy and safe.
Children are more at risk of exposure to lead in their home when they begin to crawl, explore their world and put objects and hands in their mouths. Learn how to prevent lead exposure in the home with an in-home visit.
Lead Safe Renovation
The dust stirred up in home renovations, demolitions and excavations can contain lead and other metals. Learn how to protect yourself.
Minimize health risks from contact with metals in soil. We offer soil testing and in qualifying yards, replacement of soil or improvements to ground cover on a prioritized basis.
Tips, findings and advice on gardening in Trail
Andrea McCormick from the Trail Area Health & Environment Program’s Home & Garden team provides an overview of research on Pb (lead) and produce including an update on Pb levels of produce grown in Trail. The 2019 study on produce in Trail is available on thep.ca. This presentation is from 2021.