Tom Irwin

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Lead Poisoning is 100 Percent Preventable – So Why Is It Still a Problem Today?
by Tom Irwin

When discussing the tragedy of childhood lead poisoning, I’m often met with the incredulous response “Haven’t we already solved that problem?” It’s a fair question. After all, we’ve known that lead is a dangerous toxin, especially for kids, for decades – even long before the federal government banned lead from paint in 1978 and from…

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Painting or Renovating? Keep Your Family Safe from the Hazards of Lead
by Tom Irwin

As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we’re revisiting this blog about how to keep your kids safe from lead poisoning when renovating or painting your home. Be sure to check out the new Lead Free Kids NH website for more tips and info on lead poisoning prevention. If your home was built before 1978,…

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To Protect Kids, Lead Poisoning Prevention is Key
by Tom Irwin

When it comes to childhood lead poisoning, it’s no surprise that prevention is essential. Because even low levels of lead exposure can cause permanent, irreversible harm – effectively robbing kids of their full potential – the best thing we can do is protect our kids from being exposed to lead in the first place. The…

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Help Spread the Word about Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning
by Tom Irwin

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, so here at CLF we’re getting the word out about the hazards of lead and ways we can protect our children – and we hope you’ll join us. Every year across New England, more than 12,000 kids are diagnosed with lead poisoning (that’s 12,000+ new kids each year). It’s…

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Great Bay Faces Serious Pollution Threats, But CLF is Fighting Back
by Tom Irwin

Great Bay, the Piscataqua River, and all the waters making up our Great Bay estuary are at the core of what makes our Seacoast communities so special.  Whether kayaking in Little Bay, hiking on Adams Point near Great Bay, or hitting the beach with my kids at Odiorne, I feel lucky to have experienced just…

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Video: Historic Decision Could Mean the End of Coal in New Hampshire
by Tom Irwin

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission recently reached an historic settlement that requires Eversource to sell all of its power plants in the state. This will force its old and inefficient coal-fired plants – including Merrimack Station in Bow – to compete on an open market against more economically and environmentally friendly sources of energy, like solar and wind. CLF…

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Painting or Renovating? Keep Your Family Safe from the Hazards of Lead
by Tom Irwin

It’s that time of year when many of us get moving on projects in and around our homes – either on our own, or with the help of contractors. If your home was built before 1978, though, it’s essential to the health of your family that you ask an important question: Will my home improvement…

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Northern Pass Enters a New Phase
by Tom Irwin

The Northern Pass transmission project has entered a new phase, as the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee begins an extensive state permitting process for the controversial project. Northern Pass as proposed will span 192 miles, traveling from the Canada/U.S. border in Pittsburg, through New Hampshire’s north country, down the spine of the state to Concord, and,…