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 water in child care facilities and school building was also required by July 1, 2019.
The next phase of the law, in effect as of Monday, July 1, 2019, lowers the threshold at which those blood lead level tests trigger more intervention by state health officials – from 10 parts per billion (ppb) to 7.5 ppb.
Read more about the next phase of the law and results of water testing in child care facilities and schools completed to date.