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Governor Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Gov Larry Hogan for slider 450 x280Maryland 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.

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,” 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.”

You can find more information about the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is available at http://bit.ly/PreventLeadPoisonMD.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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