| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How is a Baltimore citizen to make sense of recent Sun coverage of two momentous deals in terms of their impact on Baltimore's citizenry? The first is the preliminary approval by Baltimore City Council of what will amount to some $420 million in public...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
So you like your hot sauce south-of-the-border spicy, with that extra punch?
Well, Nevada researchers have found that little added twang might not be an intended result of the recipe: Many imported hot sauces sold in the U.S. contain dangerous levels of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:53 AM
With its annual health fair, Orland Township wants to be sure kids get all the shots they need before school starts in the fall, and have a little fun while they're at it.
The free fair, which also will offer vaccines for adults, will be Saturday from 9...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One Michigan lawmaker wants young children in the state to be screened for lead poisoning.
Democratic Rep. Thomas Stallworth of Detroit introduced a bill Wednesday that would require primary health care professionals to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Federal officials vowed Wednesday to conduct an emergency cleanup of a lead-contaminated lot near a Pilsen elementary school, more than six years after authorities first identified the hazards.
The Tribune reported in November that the lot had not been...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The shootings in Newtown, Chicago and other communities raised concerns about mental health relative to those committing such crimes, but the discussion has missed a critically important point. Screening for early warning signs and providing accessible...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has informed a top city official that his East Baltimore rental home doesn’t comply with a state law aimed at reducing the risk of lead-paint poisoning.
The department began investigating early last month...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty.
Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:38 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with even slightly elevated blood lead levels are less likely to be ready to read when starting kindergarten, according to a new study.
Lead has been shown to affect school performance, but what's important in this...