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Lead paint: Despite progress, hundreds of Maryland children still poisoned

The Baltimore Sun

Lead poisoning, once epidemic among Baltimore's poor, is much less common than it used to be, with the number of new city cases dropping by 86 percent since 2002 But it is still claiming young victims years after authorities vowed to eradicate it At least 4,900 Maryland children have been poisoned...

Freddie Gray remembered as jokester who struggled to leave drug trade

Baltimore Sun

Every few months during Gray's childhood, nurses pricked his skin with a needle and pulled out blood to be tested for lead Every time, tests results came back positive This happened for at least four years, according to court records As Gray returned to the same house, or moved to a new house, the...

Maryland’s Investment in Universal Lead Screening Will Pay Back in Spades

Baltimore Fishbowl

One of our country's leaders in in eliminating lead poisoning is Maryland's-own Ruth Ann Norton Since 1993, she has tirelessly educated, legislated, and championed strong regulations and policies to eradicate lead poisoning President and CEO of the national Green & Healthy Homes Initiative,...

Newsmaker of the Week

Maryland Public Television

During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Maryland Public Television's State Circle featured the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative as "Newsmaker of the Week" GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton discussed new testing regulations in Maryland and the dangers of lead paint View the...

New App offers tips for making homes healthier and safer

Baltimore Sun

The free mobile app, developed for the Baltimore-based Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, walks users through a brief quiz to identify health threats such as chipping lead paint, mold, pests or carbon monoxide Read more in the Baltimore Sun
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