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Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Department of the Environment, Maryland
Maryland's Children and the Environment
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Information about the Report
Title Maryland's Children and the Environment Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description The purpose of this report is to provide the public, policy makers, researchers, and public health officials with measures that can be used to gauge Maryland’s progress in improving the environment and reducing the rates of environmentally-related health conditions in children. The report summarizes environmental contaminants that have affected children''s health, how those contaminants are measured in children, and the data available on health effects and illnesses related to the environment.
Organization Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Department of the Environment, Maryland
Year 2008
URL http://eh.dhmh.md.gov/report/Report-2008-FINAL.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata No
EPA Region Region 3
State Maryland
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/; http://www.mde.state.md.us/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information 877-634-6361, servicedesk@doit.state.md.us; 410-537-3000
Environmental Indicator Scale State; County
Additional Information Health Effects; Monitoring Information

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Blood Lead Levels Distribution of concentrations of lead in the blood of children 0 – 72 months Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Toxicity
Blood Lead Levels Percentage of children 0 – 72 months of age tested for lead and percentage with blood lead levels =10 micrograms per deciliter Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Toxicity
Childhood Cancer Overall cancer incidence and mortality for children less than age twenty Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Human Health Disruptors:Carcinogens
Contaminants in Fish Average concentrations of contaminants in recreational fish Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption:
Health Risks:Toxicity
Drinking Water Percentage of children living in areas served by community water systems with violations of drinking water monitoring and reporting requirements Water:Drinking Water
Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Toxicity
Drinking Water Percentage of children served by community water systems that did not meet all applicable health-based drinking water standards Water:Drinking Water
Life Stages & Populations: Children''s'' Health
Pollutants & Contaminants: Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Industries:Utilities:Drinking water industry
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Percentage of households where minors age less than five have an adult smoker resident Air: Air Pollution: Indoor Air Pollution:
Life Stages & Populations: Children''s'' Health:
Life Stages & Populations: Children''s'' Health:
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Percentage of women who smoke during pregnancy Health Effects:Genetic Damage:
Health Risks
Health Risks:Toxicity
Lead in Housing Proportion of housing stock built before 1950 Health Effects
Emergencies:Accidents:Poisoning:
Pollutants & Contaminants: Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Neurodevelopment Disorders Rate of neurodevelopmental disorders among children 6 – 11 years old Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure:Acute Exposure
Health Risks:Toxicity:Acute Toxicity
Outdoor Air Ozone Air: Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Criteria Air Pollutants
Air: Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Particulate Matter
Outdoor Air PM10 Air: Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Criteria Air Pollutants
Air: Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Particulate Matter
Outdoor Air PM2.5 Air: Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Criteria Air Pollutants
Air: Air Pollution
Health Effects
Health Risks: Exposure
Life Stages & Populations: Children''s'' Health:
Outdoor Air Percentage of children living in counties where estimated hazardous air pollutant concentrations were greater than health benchmarks Air: Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants: Criteria Air Pollutants
Pollutants & Contaminants: Air Pollutants:Secondhand Smoke
Pesticides Exposure Number of pesticide-related exposures in children reported to Maryland Poison Center Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure
Respiratory Disease Percentage of children less than18 years of age with asthma Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma
Respiratory Disease Rate of children’s emergency department visits and hospitalizations for asthma and other respiratory causes Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma