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  • Mixed green bag: Bay bills advance, energy measures stumble

    Mixed green bag: Bay bills advance, energy measures stumble
    In a legislative session marked by discord over taxes and gambling, lawmakers came together to pass three major bills aimed at boosting Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts. They failed to agree, however, on other environmental priorities - a bill to...
  • Council, residents weigh in on allowing artificial turf in front yards

    Holding a bag of fertilizer and a bottle of weed killer in the air, Councilman Ara Najarian used what he called two examples of poison to convince his colleagues to allow artificial turf in residential front yards. “Real grass is as unnatural as...
  • Mayor: faux grass may contain varying levels of toxins

    Mayor: faux grass may contain varying levels of toxins
    Mayor Laura Friedman on Tuesday took issue with a report by an environmental testing firm that showed lead levels in artificial turf at city sports fields was far below federal standards. Friedman has cited potential health hazards presented by high...
  • Get the lead out

    Lead poisoning. Two words that strike fear in any caring parent, and two words you don't expect to hear associated with homes built in the past several decades. Largely successful projects to eliminate lead paint chips from old homes were high profile to...
  • Baby Admitted To Hospital After Severe Lead Poisoning

    Baby Admitted To Hospital After Severe Lead Poisoning
    A ten-month old baby is at the DeVos Children’s Hospital after a severe case of lead poisoning that was discovered last week in Grand Rapids. Nyi-Cear Vance was admitted on Saturday after a blood lead level of 50, said her mother 17-year old...
  • Mom: Rental home likely gave my son lead poisoning

    Mom: Rental home likely gave my son lead poisoning
    An Indianapolis mother is concerned after learning her son has lead poisoning, likely from the contaminated rental home they had been staying in. According to documents from the Marion County Health Department, the home Amanda Melton is now renting...
  • Md. court strikes down landlord protection in lead paint law

    Maryland's highest court struck down Monday a key provision of state law that shielded owners of older rental housing from civil lawsuits — and potentially costly payments to victims — if they took precautions to protect children in their...
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

    Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
    Lead can do great harm, especially to young children. Childhood lead poisoning at low levels may make learning difficult, interfere with growth, harm hearing and delay development. At high levels, lead may cause coma, convulsions and even death. The...
  • Lead paint case: A poisoned compromise

    Lead paint case: A poisoned compromise
    The Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week to throw out liability limits for landlords upsets what had been one of the most productive compromises to come out of Annapolis in recent memory. The state's 1994 lead paint law, a product of extensive...
  • Overdue justice for lead paint victims

    Overdue justice for lead paint victims
    In the 1960s, Baltimore's leaders, driven by both desperate need and newfound vision, enacted a first-of-its-kind housing code for the City of Baltimore. Its provisions ensured that Baltimore's residents, including even the poorest, would be able to...
  • Fighting Lead Poisoning Through Education and Awareness

    Fighting Lead Poisoning Through Education and Awareness
    Lead poisoning Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or breathes in lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and cause serious health problems. Lead used to be very common in gasoline and house paint in the U.S....