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    New Programs for Children with Lead Poisoning or Asthma

    Maryland has two new programs to support families with a child who was exposed to lead, including ​removing the lead from the home and providing in-home visits and support.

    Healthy Homes for Healthy Kids

    Maryland families with a child exposed to lead may be eligible to have lead hazards removed at no cost if the child:
    • Is 18 years old or younger and lives in Maryland

    • Has a recent blood lead test of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher

    • Is enrolled in OR eligible for Medicaid/CHIP

    • Spends 10 hours or more per week in the place (home, apartment, day care) where the lead exposure happened

    To find out more about this program, call the Environmental Health Help Line toll-free at 1-866-703-3266 or email us at: mdh.healthyhomes@maryland.gov

    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Case Management

    Families in the following counties may be eligible for in-home services to reduce exposures to lead and to asthma triggers, if the child:
    • Is 18 years old or younger and lives in Maryland
    • Has a recent blood lead test of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher, OR moderate to severe asthma (child has frequent asthma attacks or is on a daily long-term controller medication)
    • Is enrolled in OR eligible for Medicaid/MCHP

    For more information, see program information for the specific county where the child resides:

    For more information about the Case Management Program:

    To find out more about either of these programs, call the Environmental Health Help Line toll-free at 1-866-703-3266 or email us at:  mdh.healthyhomes@maryland.gov.


    October 24th -30th, 2021 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Visit The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative for a calendar of events, and join the conversation using #NLPPW2021!


    ​For more information about lead, asthma, or other environmental health topics, call the Environmental Health Help Line toll-free at:

    1-866-703-3266 or email​​