Northport, WA – 1991 & 2011 Community Health Survey Results
In 1991 concerned community member in Northport, Washington conducted a health survey of the community, from which they created a list of residents with with similar health issues. The goal was to draw attention to the abnormal amount of similar, somewhat rare health issues their small community suffered from because of, in their opinions, chronic exposure to the heavy metal toxins released by Teck Cominco (now Teck Resources), a Canadian smelter located 3 miles up river from Northport.
In 2009, with the assistance of members of the Citizens for a Clean Columbia (CCC), residents in the Northport community conducted another survey of health issues. The Northport Project distributed health questionnaires to current and past residents of Northport, WA. In 2011 a similar list was created from the results of the over 500 questionnaires returned.
The results of these surveys can be found on this blog.
1991 Health Survey Results: Click Here
2011 Health Survey Results: Click Here