Trail B.C. community requests colitis/crohn’s study in wake of results of recent Harvard study of Northport residents

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Trail Seeks Updated Info On Bowel Disease Risks

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Monday, November 19, 2012 – 7:46 AM

Trial has asked the Ministry of Health for updated information regarding the local risks of diseases like Crone’s and Colitis.

Mayor Dieter Bogs says a study completed in 1994 did not show a greater chance. But a September analysis by the Harvard Medical School indicated that Northport Washington residents downstream from the Teck Smelter are seeing increased incidences of 10-to-15 times the normal rate.

Council will send a letter to the Ministry of Health as a result and Bogs doesn’t expect the update to take too long because they are just updating old information and not conducting a new study.

Teck has previously said a number of human health studies show no link between the Trail operations and the diseases.

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One response to this post.

  1. hi jaime i emailed you from ca i am at the spokane library , i am here to resolve my ssdi and have had to file for reconsideration. it may be helpful for me if you suggested the name of a particular facility or dr here that has knowledge of this for not only your case but mine thank you have a filling holiday;)

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