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A worker wearing a protective mask and suit prepares a painted surface for wet scraping by first saturating it with water. Wet methods offered the best control of airborne lead levels, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo)
A worker wearing a protective mask and suit prepares a painted surface for wet scraping by first saturating it with water. Wet methods offered the best control of airborne lead levels, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo)

Md. expands lead paint testing of children

State and federal officials Monday announced an expansion of lead paint testing in Maryland that will include all children 2 years old and younger regardless of where they live. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Dr. Howard Haft, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Maryland Department of the Environment Sec. Benjamin ...

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