The information on this page is for all housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 and will be effective on October 1, 2022.
Find out how to become certified to perform Inspection, Repair and Cleaning (IRC) Practices under the Vermont Lead Poisoning Prevention Law.
Act 66, passed in 2019, requires all Vermont school and child care providers to test their drinking and cooking water for lead. If lead is found at or above the action level, the tap must be taken out of service until lead levels are below the action level.
Vermont law requires all schools and licensed or registered child care facilities to test their drinking water for lead and remediate if levels are at or above 4 parts per billion (ppb).
While a major source of lead exposure in Vermont children is paint, lead in older plumbing and fixtures can add to a child’s overall lead exposure.
The Vermont Lead Poisoning Prevention Law requires owners of rental housing and child care facilities built before 1978 to help prevent lead poisoning.
While a major source of lead poisoning in Vermont children is paint, lead in older plumbing, pipes and fixtures can add to a child’s overall lead exposure.
Children interact with our environment much differently than adults do and continue to grow and develop, which is why children’s environmental health is so important.
Lead is a highly toxic metal that has been commonly used in many household, industrial and automobile products. Lead poisoning is a serious but preventable health problem.
There is no safe level of lead in the body. Lead can harm anyone, but babies, young children and pregnant women are at special risk.