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2022 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. 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 (environmentamericacenter.org) 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 […]


Rhode Island’s Collaboration with the Attorney General on Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws

RI DOH, in collaboration with the Attorney General’s office, filed five more cases on July 12th against uncooperative landlords renting apartments or single-family homes that do not have a current Certificate of Lead Conformance. In total since the fall of 2021, this effort has led to the filing of 17 lawsuits against landlords who have […]

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