Tom Irwin is Vice President and Director of CLF New Hampshire. Having joined CLF in 1998, Tom has led a number of advocacy initiatives in New Hampshire over the years, including CLF’s initiative to protect the Great Bay Estuary, as well as a number of smart growth, transportation, water quality and land use initiatives. Tom serves on the City of Concord’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee and is a member of the Public Protection Committee of the N.H. Bar Association. He also formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the Five Rivers Conservation Trust.
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March 27, 2017
Lead exposure remains a problem across the country and right here in New Hampshire. Every year, several hundred New Hampshire children are found to be poisoned by lead – a dangerous neurotoxin that, even at low levels of exposure, can result in permanent, irreversible harm , such as cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, hearing loss, and delayed language skills. And with so many New Hampshire homes and apartments built before the ban on lead-based paint in 1978, we continue to put our kids at risk. In 2015 alone, 660 children were found to have blood lead levels equal to or higher than...