National Center For Healthy Housing’s State Healthy Housing Fact Sheet: EPA Region 1

“In 2015, the combined regional total of blood lead level tests over 5 µg/dL, the CDC action level, was 9,148. Forty percent (40%) of New Hampshire children are estimated to have had elevated blood lead levels at some point in their lives.” – from NCHH’s Region 1 Fact Sheet

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Post by Christopher Bloom, NCHH

The National Center for Healthy Housing began a project last year: to examine and describe each state’s health. Between the research, writing, layout, links, and the editing, it was a mammoth undertaking, but we got it done, and the resulting fact sheets look great—all 53 of them, describing the health (or lack of it) in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and even a summary fact sheet that looks at the nation as a whole. We’ve shared these at a few conferences recently, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Tamara Rubin suggested that we share them with all of you, and we hope that you’ll find them interesting, even helpful. We also hope that you’ll share the fact sheets with your extended family, friends, work associates, health or housing professionals, other advocates, or legislators you feel could benefit from them. Feel free to spread them far and wide.

We thought it might be interesting to compare and contrast the various states and territories to one another based on their geographic region, so we started a blog series to do just that. We’ve divided the 52 fact sheets into 10 groups, mirroring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) 10 regions.

Almost the entire blog series has been published, so to catch you up, I’ll post one or two of these per week until the whole series has been shared here.

Here’s a link to the first installment, which talks about EPA Region 1, the New England states—#Maine, #Massachusetts, #Vermont, #NewHampshire, #RhodeIsland, and #Connecticut.

From Christopher Bloom, National Center For Healthy Housing
Post Above Originally Published in “The Lead (Pb) Group” on Facebook

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