For decades, childhood lead poisoning has tragically impacted the lives of children and communities in Baltimore County. Lead poisoning's effects such as learning disabilities, loss of IQ, speech development problems, attention deficit disorder and aggressive behavior, have challenged the County's schools and juvenile justice systems in at risk communities. In 2006, there were 85 children who were identified with elevated blood lead levels in Baltimore County. With a strong set of local, state and community partners (including the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning), the Office of Neighborhood Improvement will use these funds to aggressively pursue its goal of ending childhood lead poisoning in Baltimore County.
Learn more about the Lead Safe Grant program.
Revised November 22, 2013