Turmoil in Northport

EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) disappoints again. The EPA's Math Doesn’t Add Up The EPA's Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), published February 10, 2021, concluded that the communities' chronic exposure to heavy metal toxins from Teck smelter's air emissions, and the historical accumulation caused by their decades of disposing slag directly into the Columbia... Continue Reading →

High rate of intestinal disease in Trail compared to rest of B.C.

“We do not know the cause of this higher rate,” says Dr. Karin Goodison SHERI REGNIER - Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 a.m Trail continues to have a higher rate of cases for chronic intestinal illnesses like Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) compared to all other health authorities in British Columbia. Current research... Continue Reading →

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 →

Northport, the Town That Could Help Cure IBD

Written by: Jaime Weinstein  -  Published on September 18, 2012 Small towns are often known for having a story or legend to call their own. This story in particular involves the quiet little town of Northport, Wash., a long-standing pollution battle with a Canadian mining company, and a potential cluster of Inflammatory Bowel Disease diagnoses.... Continue Reading →

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