Lead poisoning prevention Archive

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 partnership with the ...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 checkup before he ...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 Targeting Plan for ...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 lead poisoning in ...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 as having no ...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 1 and 2 ...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 Lead, which calls ...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. ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Lead poisoning statistics hold steady, state plans new efforts

The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat. Statewide, 2,622 youngsters up to age 6 were found to have harmful levels of lead ...Read More
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