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Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure

  • MedChi, Baltimore 1211 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

The workshop will review current local and Maryland efforts to reduce lead exposure in children as well as discussing where children fall through the cracks. Experts will discuss proposed legislative, regulatory and policy options to improve surveillance, intervention and remediation efforts. Participants and speakers will discuss ways that stakeholders and organizations can improve advocacy efforts and develop a common legislative agenda for lead issues. Workshop participants will also learn about opportunities for medical, housing, education, environmental and community professionals to work together more effectively to reduce lead exposure in children. Printable PDF of event here.

Copies of the presentations are found here:

Questions? Please contact Tim Whitehouse at or (240) 246-4492.

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Event sponsors: Chesapeake PSR; Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Sierra Club Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG.