Lead paint poisoning
Full coverage of Baltimore's lead paint plague.
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 .../span>
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 .../span>
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 .../span>
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 .../span>
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