Maryland to Expand Lead Poisoning Tests to Include All Children Ages 1 and 2
Lead poisoning is a serious health issue that has plagued some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable neighborhoods for generations. Exposure to lead paint, especially in young children, can cause serious physical and neurological damage. Unfortunately, many families living in homes that contain lead are not aware of the problem until it is too late.
Now, a new law announced on Monday, 10/28 by Governor Larry Hogan, will make lead poisoning tests mandatory for all Maryland children between the ages of 1 and 2. This new policy will ensure that over 175,000 children statewide are tested for elevated levels of lead in their bloodstream within their first two years. Testing children for lead exposure at an early age is a crucial step towards preventing serious and irreversible physical and developmental problems later in life.
To read more about Maryland’s new requirements for lead testing, click here.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with elevated levels of lead in your blood, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation. Our Maryland Lead Poisoning attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of Baltimore residents that were harmed by exposure to dangerous lead paint.
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