2021 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Virtual Events

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and tribal, state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead. Childhood lead exposure is 100% preventable. Check out and register for one of the following New England or national […]



VERMONT’S ASBESTOS AND LEAD REGULATORY PROGRAM – 2021 PROGRAM UPDATE

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Division of Environmental Health Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program (ALRP) conducts monitoring and enforcement of the requirements for lead-based paint abatement activities, including licensure, training accreditation, permitting, project design, inspection, risk assessment, compliance monitoring and enforcement in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities. The ALRP operates under the regulatory […]



NH Announces Release of Five New Lead Poisoning Prevention Educational Videos

The NH Division of Public Health Services, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, has released a series of five new videos on the importance of pediatric blood lead level testing and best practices to prevent lead poisoning.  The videos are targeted to specific audiences: two videos provide information for to parents of young children […]



Rhode Island Department of Health/State Attorney General Partnership

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the State Attorney General (AG), office of the lead advocate has a longstanding partnership to bring the most difficult lead poisoning cases into compliance with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (RIGL 23-24.6). Owners of properties with children poisoned from exposure to lead hazards are referred to the […]



HUD & EPA Region 1 Webinar Series on Federal Lead-based Paint Rules |  July 20-22, 2021

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 1 are pleased to announce an online training series July 20-22, 2021 on Lead-based Paint Rules to raise awareness and understanding of lead-based paint rules and regulations, including: The Lead Disclosure Rule; Lead-based Paint Activities Rule; Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule; and Lead-Safe Housing Rule. This information is […]



Vermont’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – 2020 Data Update

Vermont’s progress increasing the percentage of children tested each year has been mixed. After holding steady at approximately 80% for many years, the percentage of 1-year olds tested each year declined steadily from 82% in 2014 to 74% in 2020. While the percentage of 2-year olds tested increased by almost 30% from 2006 to 2014, […]



Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program Updates

The Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program’s work with Public Health Scholars has been on pause due to staff being diverted to the COVID-19 response. However, the Rhode Island Department of Health is increasing lead hazard awareness by partnering with Brown University; coauthoring research that has been submitted for publication in RI’s Medical Journal and collaborating […]



EPA/DOJ Settlement on Alleged Non-Compliance with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

The Rhode Island Environmental Lead Program is sharing information about the settlement of an EPA/DOJ federal judicial case that was filed in federal court on December 17, 2020. The case settlement is the result of a nationwide EPA investigation into alleged non-compliance with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, as well as some […]



Massachusetts-Lead Abatement Financial Assistance Available

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $165 million to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. Out of this award, over 12 million is coming to the Massachusetts communities of Brockton, Lawrence, and New Bedford. […]