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 […]



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 […]



$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. […]



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 […]



City of Portsmouth Shared Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Program

The U.S. EPA and NHDES created the Protect Your Tap: 10-Minute Lead Test, an online guide that walks homeowners through a series of steps to see if they have lead pipes bringing water into their home, how to reduce their exposure to lead, and how to get their water tested. The City of Portsmouth implemented […]



NH Hosts Property Owner Information Sessions on Lead Hazards in Rental Units

The NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been hosting education sessions for property owners since June 2019. The two hour sessions are held in Concord at the Division of Public Health Services. HHLPPP staff collaborate with representatives from NH Legal Assistance and the State’s three HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs to […]



NH Public Health Regional Networks Receive Lead Primary Prevention Funds

New Hampshire’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has collaborated with the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program to braid funding to establish sub-contracts with twelve of New Hampshire’s Public Health Regions to implement local lead primary prevention activities in their high-risk communities. A total of $213,000 was distributed through contracts for the period of […]



2018 New Hampshire Lead Exposure Data Brief

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HHLPPP) works to address the risk of lead poisoning and other health and safety issues that stem from the home environment. As part of this mission, the HHLPPP is mandated to collect the data on blood lead levels of children and adults across the state in order […]