Lead poisoning prevention

Lead poisoning prevention Archive

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases State Departments of Health, Environment, and Housing to Direct $7 Million to Local Communities Annapolis, MD (June 29, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the U.S. ...Read More

Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Offices of Communications DHMH, Christopher Garrett (410) 767-6490 Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases Health, the Environment, Housing apply to U.S. government for program approval Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2017) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it – in ...Read More

Daily Record: Advocates spread the word about lead-paint testing

Shana Boscak is overwhelmed with feelings — “guilt and anger and a lot of shame” and a little luck — as she holds her son, Zoltan, and introduces the happy, smiling baby as a “lead-poisoned child.” Zoltan’s elevated lead levels were discovered after mandatory lead testing at his one-year ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016 Contact: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill shareese.churchill@maryland.gov 410-974-2316   Governor Larry Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland. In October 2015, Governor Hogan announced a new Lead Testing ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases remain low but testing and prevention must increase

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Lead poisoning cases remain low but testing and prevention must increase Maryland Department of the Environment releases 2015 Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance report Baltimore, MD (September 28, 2016) – A report released today by the Maryland Department of the Environment shows that childhood ...Read More

Department of the Environment investigating issuance of lead-free certificates

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment investigating issuance of lead-free certificates Baltimore, MD (January 28, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has opened an investigation to determine whether rental properties certified by a private inspector ...Read More

eMDE – preventing lead poisoning, restoring the Bay, going green at school and the holiday table

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Leadership on lead poisoning prevention Lead poisoning cases at lowest ever, 98 percent reduction since 1994 As Baltimore City Deputy Housing Commissioner Ken Strong left the press conference announcing the Hogan Administration’s plan to have all of Maryland’s children ages ...Read More

Hogan Administration Announces New Lead-Testing Plan for Children

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2015 Contact: Erin Montgomery erin.montgomery@maryland.gov Eric Shirk eric.shirk@maryland.gov 410-974-2316   Hogan Administration Announces New Lead-Testing Plan for Children All Maryland Toddlers Would Be Evaluated at Ages 1 and 2 ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced the new Lead Testing Targeting Plan for Childhood ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases drop in Baltimore and in Maryland, Department of the Environment moves to reduce potential exposures in more homes

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Lead poisoning cases drop in Baltimore and in Maryland, Department of the Environment moves to reduce potential exposures in more homes Maryland Department of the Environment releases 2014 Childhood Lead Registry report; number of cases decreases to lowest levels recorded, showing continued impact of Maryland’s ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Lead exposure program expansion to require more properties to be registered

The new year will bring an expansion of the state’s lead exposure prevention program to homes built between 1950 and 1978. Read the article here.
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