Kids’ health

Few things are more important than keeping kids safe and healthy. Working together, we can protect them from hidden dangers, toxic threats and unsafe products and practices.

We all work hard to make sure the young ones in our lives and communities can grow up happy and healthy. In many ways the world is safer than it has ever been for kids — but there are still way too many avoidable risks and hidden dangers that kids face every day. Together, we can better alert parents and communities about threats to kids’ health; we can ensure everyone has access to resources that will help them keep their families safe; and we can work together around commonsense solutions.

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Stop Toxic PFAS
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Toxic threats

Stop Toxic PFAS

To protect water and health, the Governor needs to set strong limits for PFAS in our water and clean up contamination.

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Medical experts estimate that more than 24 million American kids are at risk of losing IQ points due to lead exposure.

What We're Doing

With research indicating that most states are failing to protect children from lead in schools’ drinking water, we need policies that are strong enough to “get the lead out” at schools and preschools.

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Statements: Maryland public health groups applaud passage of public health and climate bill

Global warming solutions

Statements: Maryland public health groups applaud passage of public health and climate bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland House voted 95-42 and the Senate voted 32-15 this week to pass the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB528) to improve the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2031 with a net zero goal for 2045. 

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Statement: Maryland PIRG, Environment Maryland applaud passage of public health & climate bill

Global warming solutions

Statement: Maryland PIRG, Environment Maryland applaud passage of public health & climate bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 on Monday night to pass the Climate Solutions Now Act  that will improve the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 40% of 2006 levels to 60% by 2030. The bill would increase the state’s electric vehicle fleet and require large buildings to reduce emissions, among other targets. 

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Maryland Needs “Climate Solutions”

Global warming solutions

Maryland Needs “Climate Solutions”

Maryland’s reliance on polluting fuels puts our health and safety at risk. And if we don't act fast, ratepayers will trapped with the financial burden of ever increasing stranded costs for gas infrastructure.

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