BWH/Harvard Northport IBD Study to begin next month

2016 BWH/Harvard Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis study to begin in November In 2011  Dr. Josh Korzenik, The Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), one of the leading IBD researchers in the country, and his team conducted a study of Northport residents through health questionnaires and medical record confirmations.... Continue Reading →

1992 Northport WA Article on town’s “death list” & link to Teck Smelter

Spokane Chronicle - May 27, 1992 "Canadian Companies Suspected in Illness" Read this archived article at: (pages 7 & 8 or B1 & B2) The last paragraph in the story is a quote from my Grandma, regarding all the illnesses found in Northport residents, specifically the children; "It's too late for my children because... Continue Reading →

CBC Radio – Interview with Paparich; “One American Woman’s fight against a Canadian Mining Company”

“One American Woman’s fight against a Canadian Mining Company” Reported by Bob Keating, CBC Radio Bill:     We’ll hear about one American woman’s fight against a Canadian mining company. Bill:     Some people just dig in and refuse to let go. We’re going to meet someone like that this morning. Bob Keating has... Continue Reading →

Northport WA Colitis/Crohn’s Study – Focus on Smelter Pollution – Spokesman Examiner (Feb 2011)

Study tracks reasons behind high rate of illness near Northport Focus is area downstream from B.C. smelter Dan Pelle photo Gail Leaden was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as was her friend on the right in the photograph. Both women used to live in Northport, Wash. Some suspect that emissions from a Trail, B.C., smelter contributed to their... Continue Reading →

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