New England Updates

A Central Falls couple’s twins were struggling. Then a blood test showed high lead levels.

Pioneer Investments left two young children at risk in a Central Falls property. Now, the parents may take action.  Article by Amy Russo, The Providence Journal “When it took the babies a month or so longer than average to start to crawl, a doctor assured the parents that they would catch up… But one problem […]


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 […]

New 2023 Lead Statutes in Connecticut

New lead statutes will begin in Connecticut on January 1, 2023. Over a three year period, inspections will be conducted at lower levels. Additionally, Connecticut will adopt the CDC’s level of concern of 3.2 micrograms per deciliter. A three-part webinar for local health departments will be held during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW). Presentations […]

Rhode Island Schools’ Lead Testing

Please view Environment America Research and Policy Center’s map presenting links and/or summaries of schools’ lead testing data across the United States Get the Lead Out | Environment America Research and Policy Center ( Rhode Island is listed as: Test results of schools’ water can be found on the state Department of Health website. While the […]

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 […]

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