Publications and Resources

Publications and resources to educate the public about lead poisoning risks

Lead Exposure Data Briefs

The NH Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) and NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs are pleased to introduce Regional Lead Exposure Data Briefs. The Lead Exposure Data Briefs summarize childhood lead testing rates and blood lead elevations at the town level and for each Regional Public Health Network (RPHN). Also included is information on town-level risk factors for childhood lead poisoning, such as childhood poverty and age of housing. Find out which towns in New Hampshire need additional resources and education to help protect children from lead poisoning.

Having information readily available is important to understanding and preventing lead poisoning.  The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and our partners offer a wide range of publications and resources for parents, healthcare providers, contractors and property owners statewide.
 

Protect Your Family Brochure

Federal law requires that before renting or purchasing target housing, including most buildings built before 1978, renters or buyers must receive the Protect Your Family pamphlet explaining the dangers of lead in your home and how to protect your family from lead-based paint hazards. Read this brochure (English) (Versión en español del folleto "Proteja a Su Familia Contra el Plomo en el Hogar") to learn how lead gets in your body, affects health, what to do to protect your family, and where to go to get more information.

Renovate Right Brochure

It’s the law! Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, childcare facilities and schools that are built before 1978 to be certified and to follow specific work practices that include distributing the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renovate Right brochure that contains important Lead Hazard Information for families, childcare providers and school (English) (Versión en español del folleto "Guía de Prácticas Acreditadas Seguras para Trabajar con el Plomo para Remodelar Correctamente").

Resources to Address Lead Hazards

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning through strong partnerships with four agencies across the State that provide educational tools, resources and funding through federal grants and state loans to assist homeowners, and residential property owners address lead hazards on their properties.

Education and Outreach Resources 

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program have a wide array of videos, fact sheets, and social media clips that can be shared to help parents, healthcare providers and property owners understand the hazards associated with lead and the importance of prevention. 

Videos

Children's Board Book

Healthy Housing

Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year. "Healthy Homes" is a century-old idea that promotes safe, decent, and sanitary housing as a way to prevent disease and injury. Your housing conditions are directly linked to health outcomes such asthma, lead poisoning, lung cancer, and unintentional injuries. Even newer homes may have hazards lurking within. The 12 Ways to a Health Homes Brochure will help you understand these hazards and locate resources that can help you and your family.

Other Valuable Websites

  • New England Lead Prevention
    This website, supported by with funding from the EPA provides valuable resources to help families, contractors, and property owners throughout New England.  Visit the NewEnglandLead.org website today!
     
  • Lead Free Kids NH 
    This website, a collaboration of NH’s Childhood Lead Stakeholder’s Group, provides a wide array of resources to help families and property owners across the state understand the risks of lead poisoning and how to prevent it.  Visit the LeadFreeKidsNH.org website today!

 

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