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  • Think government doesn't do good? Read this

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this
    During this election cycle, it is increasingly popular in some circles to condemn government as wasteful, inefficient and incompetent. While there are thousands of federal, state and local government programs, each with its own index of success or...
  • CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold
    The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny and breezy conditions, with a high temperature near 75 degrees. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low temperature around 54 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you...
  • We need a war on lead poisoning

    We need a war on lead poisoning
    The reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold for lead poisoning from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 micrograms were something of a simplification. What the CDC said, after years of study and discussion, was that no...
  • Fox59 investigates why renter was not informed of possible lead contamination

    Fox59 investigates why renter was not informed of possible lead contamination
    In April, Fox59 introduced you to a concerned mother whose son had lead poisoning, possibly from their lead-contaminated rental home. Fox 59 wanted to know why the tenants were not told about the lead hazards before signing the lease and why people were...
  • Poison-proof your home

    Even if you don’t have blatantly poisoning items lying around your house, that doesn’t mean that your house is poison-free. In fact, poisonings may be more frequent that you would imagine on first thought. In 2010, there were 2,582...
  • New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills

    New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills
    Baltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of "The Wire." Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a...
  • Maryland seeks comment on low-level lead exposure

    State health officials are seeking the public's advice on how to deal with new federal guidelines expanding the number of young children deemed at risk of harm from low-level lead exposure. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is...
  • Baltimore landlord gets prison for lead-paint violations

    Baltimore landlord gets prison for lead-paint violations
    A Baltimore landlord with a long history of violating lead-paint poisoning laws was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison by a federal judge, who called the now-bankrupt businessman a "scofflaw." Cephus Murrell, 69, of Catonsville sat...
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention and Awareness event in New Haven, June 10

    Lead Poisoning Prevention and Awareness event in New Haven, June 10
    You and your family are invited to learn about lead poisoning and ways to prevent it at the 12th Annual Lead Awareness Picnic this Sunday, June 10, at Lighthouse Point Park's Carousel Pavilion in New Haven. It's hosted by the New Haven Health Department's...
  • New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure

    New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure
    Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood. A recent government...