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  • Lead is still poisoning our children

    Lead is still poisoning our children
    What if there was a completely preventable disease that affected one in 38 American children under the age of six and Congress effectively eliminated the funding that supports efforts to eradicate the cause of the disease? There is such a disease — lead poisoning — and Congress did slash funding for lead poisoning prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the most recent federal budget.
  • Fish kills, toxic algae plague Northwest Creek in Stevensville

    Fish kills, toxic algae plague Northwest Creek in Stevensville
    When Jim Wilson retired from the federal government four years ago, he and his wife moved to Kent Island, where they initially enjoyed watching ospreys fishing in Northwest Creek from their waterfront home. But now, Wilson and most others living...

    Survey shows fewer Maryland children suffered lead poisoning in 2011

    Survey shows fewer Maryland children suffered lead poisoning in 2011
    Fewer children were poisoned by lead-based paint in 2011 than in any year since Maryland began tracking cases nearly two decades ago, prompting the state to expand its focus to newer rental properties and owner-occupied homes. A survey released...

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this
    During this election cycle, it is increasingly popular in some circles to condemn government as wasteful, inefficient and incompetent. While there are thousands of federal, state and local government programs, each with its own index of success or...

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold
    The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....