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. Lead is particularly dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb more lead and are more sensitive to lead […]

Maine Lead and Asbestos Hazard Prevention Program Update

The State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP), Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management (BRWM), Lead and Asbestos Hazard Prevention Program (LAHPP) conduct training, contractor monitoring, and enforce the requirements for lead-based paint abatement activities. This program includes licensure, training accreditation, permitting, compliance inspections, and enforcement in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities. 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 […]

Comparative Assessment of Lead Poisoning Screening Practices in Maine & New England

The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC)’s March 2019 report, entitled “Comparative Assessment of Lead Poisoning Screening Practices in Maine & New England,” provides an overview of lead poisoning rates and screening trends in New England in order to inform a more thorough analysis of state policy and the reforms necessary to protect children from exposure […]

Happy National Public Health Week!

Today is the first day of National Public Health Week! Each year, public health professionals around the country use this week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. Today’s theme is Healthy Communities. People’s health, longevity and well-being are connected to their communities — […]

Maine Legislative Updates

A new law passed in the last session that is similar to the Lead Hazard Control Grant (LHCG) but it is administered by Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). The owner will need to meet specific conditions and if they participate in the program.  But generally speaking, the program is focused on providing assistance, including grants […]

New England-Wide Google Ad Campaign

The New England Lead Coordination Committee (NELCC) ran a Google Ads campaign from April 26 through June 30, 2018, driving traffic to the home buyer’s page on the New England Lead website. The campaign was run on both Google Search and Display networks. Google search advertisements appear as high-level results when a user does a Google search […]

EPA Region 1 Focuses Efforts to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning in the NH and ME Seacoast Area

In 2018, EPA Region 1 will focus part of its lead-based paint outreach, compliance monitoring, and enforcement activities in the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast Area.  The cities of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine, like many in the Northeast, have some of the oldest housing in the United States and both areas are experiencing […]