Second piece in a blog series by Tom Irwin of the Conservation Law Foundation on the importance of screening for lead poisoning.

More American students are benefitting from school breakfast than ever before, according a new report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Recently FRAC released its Breakfast Scorecard for school year 2013 - 2014, reporting on School Breakfast Program participation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For years, we've all known that lead is a dangerous toxin that can result in serious health problems. As a result, we’ve seen lead removed from our gasoline, and we’ve seen it removed from our paint. But unfortunately, the problem of lead poisoning – particularly in children – has not gone away. In this blog – the first in a series – Tom Irwin briefly describes the nature and extent of childhood lead poisoning, with a focus on New Hampshire. In upcoming blog posts, Tom will drill down on some of the specific challenges we face, and needed solutions.


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2015 Priorities for New Hampshire's ChildrenThe 2015 Priorities for New Hampshire Children is a joint legislative agenda published by NH CAN partners. (January, 2015) 

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