Lead Paint Danger

EPA targeting Lewiston-Auburn to reduce risk to children from improper lead paint removal

Lewiston-Auburn ground zero in war against lead poisoning of kids

While the state’s public health efforts to fight childhood lead poisoning have been more successful in Bangor, Portland, Saco, Biddeford and Sanford, where the rates of lead poisoning have gone down in the past 20 years, the rates of childhood lead poisoning in Lewiston and Auburn remain stubbornly high.