Lead poisoning prevention Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

Maryland highlights Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

MARYLAND HIGHLIGHTS LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK Significant progress has been made in reducing illnesses, but one case is one too many BALTIMORE (Oct. 25, 2021) – In commemoration of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Maryland Department of the Environment, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the Department ...Read More

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles Announce Settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles Announce Settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC Lead Paint Inspection Company, Two Inspectors Will Pay $495,000 to Settle Allegations of Improperly Issued Lead-Free Certificates BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced a ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

Childhood lead poisoning in Maryland drops as state moves to respond to greater range of cases under more protective standard

  Childhood lead poisoning in Maryland drops as state moves to respond to greater range of cases under more protective standard Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland BALTIMORE (October 26, 2020) – Childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland decreased last year to the lowest levels ...Read More

Department of the Environment, Attorney General file suit alleging improper lead paint inspections

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE SUIT ALLEGING IMPROPER LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations BALTIMORE (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have ...Read More

Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop as new state law takes effect in October to accelerate the decline

Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop as new state law takes effect in October to accelerate the decline Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2019) – The number of Maryland children with elevated levels of lead in their ...Read More

Water unites all, including Maryland and Israel

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Water unites all, including Maryland and Israel When so many around the world these days are focused on division and hatred, it’s reassuring to see unity and friendship spring forth, particularly when the purpose of the partnership is to sustain ...Read More

WJZ: Lead Poisoning In Maryland Drops To Lowest Recorded Levels

A report from the Maryland Department of the Environment shows that childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland dropped to its lowest levels last year. Details in the 2017 Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance report released Tuesday showed that less than 0.3 percent of children tested across Maryland showed blood lead ...Read More

Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland   BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2018) – Childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland decreased last year to ...Read More
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