Vermont’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Vermont’s progress increasing the percentage of children tested each year has been mixed. After holding steady at approximately 80% since 2006, the percentage of 1-year-olds tested each year declined steadily from 82% in 2014 to 69% in 2021 with the most significant decreases in 2020 and 2021. The percentage of 2-year-olds tested significantly increased from […]


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 […]

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 […]

Vermont’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – 2019 Data Update

Vermont has made steady progress in reducing the number of children with blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL). From 2006 through 2019, the percentage of 1- and 2-year olds with blood lead levels greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL declined (1-year olds from 19.4% to 4.2%, and 2-year olds […]

Upcoming Lead Paint Renovation Webinar with EPA New England

Summer is the season for home renovation, repair and painting projects in New England. In pre-1978 homes that contain lead-based paint, children and adults are at risk for lead poisoning. Contractors and renovation firms who paint or otherwise renovate pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers are required to follow certain regulatory requirements under the […]

Vermont’s Annual Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative Report

Vermont’s Annual Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Legislative Report on the status of childhood lead poisoning prevention is submitted pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 1756 and was submitted to the Vermont Legislature on April 15, 2019. Over the past 20 years, Vermont has made steady progress in reducing the number of children with blood lead levels […]

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 […]

Vermont Legislative Updates

Vermont Legislature passed House Bill H.736, and Governor Phil Scott approved the bill on May 21, 2018.  The revision of Vermont Lead Law authorizes the Vermont Department of Health to apply to USEPA to become an authorized RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) State. Now that the legislation has passed and been approved by the Governor, […]