| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Baltimore, where thousands of buildings contain lead-based paint that can poison young children, has lost federal funding for abatement programs due to mismanagement of its most recent grant, officials said Monday.
Department of Housing and Urban...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:30 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced enforcement actions for the following businesses:
MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces mandatory requirements to reduce lead paint risk in rental...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 4:21 PM
A fatal stabbing and the baffling shooting of a 4-year-old boy stunned visitors to Baltimore's downtown Fourth of July festivities and drew condemnation from the city's mayor and police commissioner as they worked to remind people of the thousands who...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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...