New Hampshire's Lead Poisoning Problem | New Hampshire Public Radio

New Hampshire's Lead Poisoning Problem

Nov 9, 2015

While the harmful effects of lead on young children have been well-documented for decades, public health experts say the issue remains a major concern in this state and that stronger policies are needed.  We'll look at efforts to curb the impact and prevent future poisoning, and also why change has been so difficult.


  • Beverly Drouin  - lead expert at New Hampshire Division of Health and Human Services Healthy Homes and Environment Section
  • Kate Kirkwood - lead abatement contractor and risk assessor. She also teaches EPA & HUD safety certification courses to contractors
  • Dr. Sean Palfrey – Medical Director at Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and of Public Health at Boston University
  • Jack RodolicoNHPR's health reporter


  • Nick Norman - realtor and former member of New Hampshire's Lead Commission. He also directs the legislative initiative for a group of landlords in the state.