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Group urges vigilance in lead poisoning fight

The number of child lead poisoning cases has declined precipitously in Maryland in recent years, but residents of older homes must remain vigilant, the head of an advocacy and outreach group warned yesterday.  Read more ...

Ehrlich discloses plan for lead paint

Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. rolled out a five-point plan on lead-poisoning prevention yesterday, the second detailed policy initiative of his gubernatorial campaign.  Read more ...

Draft focuses on subjects in experiments

A state delegate is proposing to introduce legislation that would strengthen protections for volunteers in medical experiments and open up the records of university review boards to public scrutiny.  Read more ...

Local efforts on lead widen

On the eve of a major enforcement campaign against scofflaw landlords who violate city and state lead paint safety regulations, officials reported yesterday that prosecutions have already more than doubled in the past year.  Read more ...

New lead paint regulations turn up the heat on landlords

New regulations aimed at cutting lead paint poisoning cases are placing landlords under increasing pressure to clean up their properties statewide, or face heavy fines and lost revenue, officials said this week.  Read more ...

Scientists lock on to likely cause of Beethoven's ailments

ARGONNE, Ill. - An analysis of a lock of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair suggests lead poisoning could explain the erratic genius' lifelong ailments, his strange behavior, his death, maybe even his deafness.  Read more ...

Victims of lead unnoticed by courts

SECTION: TELEGRAPH ,1A In a city where more than 20,000 children have been exposed to brain- damaging doses of lead paint in the past two decades, officials acknowledged last week that no effort has been made to track them - and that many have likely passed into the prison system unnoticed.  Read more ...

Lead's lethal passage: One family's anguish

It happens an average of three times a day in Baltimore -- an urgent phone call or knock at the door, a fearful dash to the doctor's office, followed by a lifetime of worry.  Read more ...

Links to lead paint poison sites on the Internet

If you want to learn more about the problem of lead paint poisoning in Baltimore and across the nation, here are the addresses of some helpful Internet sites:  Read more ...

$50 million pledged to fight lead poisoning

Vowing to end the scourge of childhood lead poisoning in Maryland, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley pledged yesterday to pour $50 million over the next three years into a major new effort to rid the city of dilapidated housing contaminated with lead-based paint.  Read more ...

Experts fault enforcement of city lead laws

On paper, it appears to be one of the most hazardous states in America for a child to grow up in -- Maryland, a place so full of lead-filled houses that an average of 1,200 kids a year are poisoned here.  Read more ...

Studies suggest link between lead, violence

Two new studies on the effects of lead exposure to be released this week suggest that the toxin commonly found in household paints made before 1960 may stunt normal brain growth and could contribute to patterns of violent crime.  Read more ...

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