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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



Childhood Lead Action Project in Rhode Island

Founded in 1992 by parents, medical professionals, and social justice activists, the Childhood Lead Action Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island through parent support, community-based education, and grassroots advocacy. The Childhood Lead Action Project’s activities for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Children’s Health Month include: Multilingual lead […]



$12.3 Million Awarded to Protect NH Families from Lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $12.3 million in New Hampshire to help state and local government agencies protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. This funding is part of $165 million being awarded nationally to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states. […]