Maryland Children's Environmental Health Report Card


Publication Date: December 2005

Publisher: MaryPIRG

Author(s): Chris Fick; Elizabeth Ridlington

Research Area: Environment

Keywords: Toxics; Children's health

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Coverage: Maryland

Abstract:

Air pollution, mercury-tainted fish, peeling lead, pesticides and other commonly used toxic chemicals threaten the health of Maryland's children. Though there are many powerful policies available for the state to use in reducing pollution, Maryland has adopted only a few of them. Maryland Children's Environmental Health Report Card examines the most common environmental threats to children's health and evaluate and grades Maryland's response to these problems.