For immediate release:
October 26, 2015 Contact:
Erin Montgomery erin.montgomery@maryland.gov
Eric Shirk eric.shirk@maryland.gov
410-974-2316

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring the week of Sunday, October 25, to Saturday, October 31, as Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland. Earlier today, Governor Hogan also announced the new Lead Testing Targeting Plan for Childhood Lead, which calls for all Maryland children to be tested at ages 1 and 2, no matter where they live.

“Our administration is committed to protecting Maryland families and children by eliminating the threat of lead poisoning,” Governor Larry Hogan said. “During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, I encourage all Maryland businesses, government agencies, and citizens to reflect on how they can educate others, prevent lead poisoning, and work to eradicate this completely preventable disease.”

More information on Environment’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is available at http://bit.ly/PreventLeadPoisonMD.