Attorney General files lead enforcement lawsuits against four Providence, Rhode Island landlords

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office has filed lawsuits against four separate Providence landlords for noncompliance with state lead poisoning prevention laws. All of the lawsuits involve properties where significant lead hazards were found in a lead-poisoned child’s home. In the lawsuits, filed in Providence County Superior Court, […]



AG Neronha Suing Providence Landlords Over Lead Hazards in Homes of Lead-Poisoned Children

March 13, 2022/RINewsToday Attorney General files lead enforcement lawsuits against four Providence landlords Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that his office has filed lawsuits against four separate Providence landlords for noncompliance with state lead poisoning prevention laws. All of the lawsuits involve properties where significant lead hazards were found in a lead-poisoned child’s […]



Register Now for Free March 8, 2022 Virtual Event: Listening Session on EPA’s New Lead Strategy

On October 28, 2021, EPA released the draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities (Lead Strategy) for public comment. The agency is seeking input from communities affected by lead contamination through virtual workshops nationwide. The sessions will be held in the evening, starting at 6:00 PM-8:30PM to allow an opportunity for the public to fully […]



Civil Rights Complaint Draws Attention to the Discriminatory Impacts of Common Lead Pipe Replacement Practice

Jennifer Ortega, Research Analyst, Environmental Health This past Wednesday, Rhode Island’s Childhood Lead Action Project (CLAP) led a coalition of groups in submitting a civil rights complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the Providence Water Supply Board (Providence Water), pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The administrative complaint highlights the discriminatory effects […]



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 […]