New England Updates


Comparative Assessment of Lead Poisoning Screening Practices in Maine & New England

The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC)’s March 2019 report, entitled “Comparative Assessment of Lead Poisoning Screening Practices in Maine & New England,” provides an overview of lead poisoning rates and screening trends in New England in order to inform a more thorough analysis of state policy and the reforms necessary to protect children from exposure […]


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 […]


Next Phase of NH’s Recent Changes to State’s Lead Laws: Effective July 1, 2019

The signing of NH Senate Bill (SB) 247 by Governor Sununu on February 9, 2018, represented a major step forward in protecting New Hampshire children from lead poisoning.  This legislation brought a number of changes effective April 9, 2019, including requiring Universal blood lead level testing of all 1 year olds and 2 year olds.  Testing of […]


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 […]

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