Cars Have Been Guzzling Leaded Gasoline For 99 Years. Not Any MoreThe consequences of leaded gasoline were disastrous. Researchers found that even low levels of lead exposure affected the human brain, particularly in children, sometimes reducing their intelligence levels and slowing reflexes.
As Lead Poisoning Cases In Baltimore Rise, Group Hopes To Help Homeowners Remove HazardsBaltimore saw 99 cases of lead poisoning reported in 2018, up from 18 in 2017, Mary Beth Haller with the city's health department told the council earlier this week.
Baltimore Is Getting $9.7M To Eliminate Lead-Based Paint In Low-Income HouseholdsBaltimore will receive $9.7 million to address lead-based paint in low-income households from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Baltimore Health Department Launches Campaign To Eliminate Lead Poisoning In ChildrenWhile the City Health Department has long been working to reduce the poisoning, it launched a new campaign Wednesday to try to get more children tested for lead.
Retesting Ordered For Thousands of 'Lead-Free' Md. HomesThousands of Maryland homes that were certified lead-free will now be subject to additional testing after state investigators found traces of lead in homes a private inspector said were safe.
Baltimore Jury Awards $2M In Lead Paint CaseA big time settlement in court. A Baltimore jury awards $2 million to a teenager who suffered permanent brain damage after he was exposed to lead paint as a baby. The verdict came after a week-long trial.
Court Overturns $2.6 M Lead Paint Judgment Because Of Legal TechnicalityJust as vehicles owned by the city housing authority were about to be sent to auction to pay for damages in a lead paint lawsuit, a judge has overturned the case.
New Push To Strengthen Lead Paint RegulationsCracking down on lead paint. Lead poisoning can cause permanent brain damage in children--or even kill them. Now there's a new federal push to tighten regulations.
Number Of Children With Lead Poisoning Lowest In YearsMore than 500 Maryland children are suffering from lead poisoning--the lowest number in years. But a new study shows there's still lots of work to be done.
Open Govt. Backers Knock Redacted Email In ReportOpen government advocates are criticizing blacked-out emails from the Maryland attorney general's office in a state health department report on the destruction of lead poisoning records.
Senators Seek Action From Baltimore On Lead PaintBaltimore senators want to hold $17.5 million planned for a youth prison until Baltimore City leaders say how they will pay millions of dollars in settlements in lead paint lawsuits.
Md. Probing Destruction Of Lead Poisoning RecordsMaryland's health department is investigating why records documenting lead poisoning among children in the state were destroyed.