October 27, 2015 | Medical Daily

To Prevent Lead Poisoning, Maryland Announces Universal Lead Screening Program For Children Under 2 Years Old

The office of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the state is expanding its fight against lead poisoning by implementing a universal screening problem for children under the age of 2. It’s a more aggressive strategy than what Maryland has previously pursued, testing only children deemed at relatively high risk of lead exposure, such as those currently enrolled on Medicaid. Now, every child will be tested at 12 and 24 months of age.  

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