New Surma Factsheets from the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

In response to the recent increase in Afghan refugees in Massachusetts and population-specific lead exposure concerns, the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program worked closely with the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit to adapt a series of factsheets to address the use of surma-based products in a culturally competent manner. Also known as […]



Massachusetts’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Launches New Public Database

The Massachusetts’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program announces the launch of a new public database, Lead Safe Homes 2.0. It’s predecessor, Lead Safe Homes 1.0 , provides summary information on lead in residential housing by address: inspection history, lead hazard and deleading status. As an upgrade, Lead Safe Homes 2.0. holds copies of lead documents, including inspection […]



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 […]



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. […]



EPA Announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants Awarded Across Four New England States

EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states totaling $372,286. Funding will support the following lead-related projects: The Centro de Apoyo Familiar project in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Childhood Lead Action Project in New Hampshire, and the Clean Water Fund in Connecticut. EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program combines resources […]



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 — […]



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 […]