Lead poisoning prevention Archive

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.

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 ...Read More

Share of Lead Poisoning Cases Linked to Properties Not Previously Covered by Maryland Law Grows; Expansion of Properties Covered by the Law Takes Effect in Less Than Three Months

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Share of Lead Poisoning Cases Linked to Properties Not Previously Covered by Maryland Law Grows; Expansion of Properties Covered by the Law Takes Effect in Less Than Three Months Department of Environment releases 2013 Childhood Lead Registry report; low number of ...Read More

ABC2: Lead poisoning remains a concern for Maryland children

BALTIMORE – Hundreds of children in Maryland are diagnosed with lead poisoning each year. Thousands more are exposed. All of Baltimore and many parts of Baltimore County are among the most at-risk areas in the state. It’s a very serious condition with the potential to affect children for the ...Read More

Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978

Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.gov410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978Current law requires rental properties built before 1950 to be registered in State program that protects children from lead paint poisoning; change in law now requires newer rental properties to be ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases drop, many cases linked to properties not previously covered by Maryland law

Department of Environment releases 2012 Childhood Lead Registry report; continued reduction in cases shows impact of Maryland’s 1994 law; legislation addresses cases in newer rental units and owner-occupied housing   BALTIMORE, MD (September 24, 2013) – Childhood lead poisoning in Maryland continued to decrease last year, but a significant number of ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, ...Read More
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