A survey released Thursday by the state Department of the Environment shows 452 children had dangerous levels of lead in their blood, down from more than 14,500 youngsters tested positive for the deadly substance in 1993. In 2010, 531 children tested positive for the same level of lead poison.

Baltimore's public housing agency announced Monday it has paid $3.7 million to a former public housing resident who suffered lead-paint poisoning as a young child during the 1980s, but it does nothing to resolve the larger issue of unpaid judgments troubling the agency.

Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.

A Baltimore landlord with a long history of violating lead-paint poisoning laws was sentenced to a year and a day in prison by a federal judge, who called the now-bankrupt businessman a "scofflaw."

CDC action could cause sixfold increase in Maryland children potentially at risk

Jury finds agency negligent in case brought by 17-year-old girl

Del. Rosenberg "disappointed" in lack of progress, as judgments imperil $1.65 million state loan

Landlords seek help with lawsuits, advocates want more homes regulated

Baltimore's housing bureau does not have to pay a $2.6 million jury award to two siblings who say they were poisoned by lead paint when they lived in public residences as toddlers, a Maryland intermediate appellate court ruled Thursday.

Public housing agency was reimbursed after 2010 loss, says controls worked

Four people were indicted for allegedly defrauding the Baltimore Housing Authority out of $1.4 million by transferring funds out of the agency's account through a shell company, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday.

Baltimore's Housing Authority has repeatedly refused to pay court-ordered damages to now grown-up children poisoned by lead in the public housing units they grew up in. The victims' lawyers now are trying to seize the authority's assets.

One veteran government watcher calls move 'highly unusual'

A federal grand jury has indicted a pair of Washington men who tried to steal $1.4 million from the city's public housing authority by electronically transferring funds to a non-existent business, according to authorities.

Sheriff "tags" vehicles Wednesday, setting stage for a possible auction

Maryland's highest court struck down Monday a key provision of state law that shielded landlords from lawsuits if they took prescribed steps to reduce their tenants' exposure to toxic lead-based paint.

Lead poisoning cases decline in Baltimore, Maryland, but risks remain in owner-occupied, newer rental homes

Towson law firm bills nearly $6,000 just for travel time in May and June

In a class action lawsuit filed Thursday, Kennedy Krieger Institute is accused of exposing poor black children to "dangerous levels" of lead as part of a housing experiment in the 1990s.

Baltimore County Democrat urges mayor not "to discard" poisoning victims

AG's office dismisses private lawyer's claim to be Gansler's "good buddy"

Interim director put in charge after destruction of blood test records for lead-poisoned children

Housing department sets lower goal, promises accountability

The Baltimore City Council wants officials of the Housing Authority and other agencies to explain what's being done about paying judgments of nearly $12 million in nine lawsuits brought by people who were poisoned by lead paint in public housing.

The Maryland Senate directed Baltimore's public housing authority Friday to explain how it will pay nearly $12 million it owes in court judgments to residents poisoned by lead paint.

Rawlings-Blake echoes housing authority's claim that it cannot afford to pay

Housing Authority of Baltimore City says paying claims and potential claims could exceed $800 million, threaten authority's solvency

Deputy director placed on administrative duties at state laboratory where lead records were destroyed

Baltimore city health department loses federal lead-paint funding for failure to fix up enough houses