Reducing lead levels in children is a major issue in Maryland. Blood lead levels remain particularly acute in Baltimore City. The consequences of not addressing blood lead levels will remain with us for generations. Here is an update on legislation under consideration, and why lead matters.
Lead in lipstick is still allowed in the US. The FDA recently released a draft guidance on allowable parts per million for lead in cosmetics. Kim Egan of Chesapeake PSR's advisory group writes about why there is no safe level of lead exposure for humans.
Chesapeake PSR asks Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to improve lead emissions and lead air pollution monitoring in south Baltimore and extend the comment period on the Maryland Air Monitoring Network Plan.