New England Updates


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 […]


Vermont’s Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program – 2022 Program Update

In October 2022, Vermont will adopt the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) authority. The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Division of Environmental Health Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program (ALRP) will be overseeing the new Renovation, Repair, Painting and Maintenance (RRPM) Program. Those who perform RRP activities in Vermont will need to apply for the […]


New Lead Water Supply Legislation in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Senate passed legislation (S-2765) to establish a lead water supply replacement program for public and private service lines and requires disclosure to tenants and buyers of real estate property of the presence of lead service lines. The companion House Bill (H-8153) has been introduced to establish a lead water supply replacement program for […]

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