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Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters across Maryland. Shawn Garvin, EPA's Mid-Atlantic regional administrator, announced the grant Thursday at a press conference marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The funds go to Green & Healthy Home Initiative, the new name for the Baltimore-based Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. The Maryland Department of the Environment announced last month that the number of lead-poisoned children in the state had fallen...

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