Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention- Healthy Homes

Office of Chronic Disease Prevention


In 2007, the CDC selected Baltimore City’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to coordinate a Healthy Homes Pilot Team and transition into a comprehensive Healthy Homes Program.

The aim of the Healthy Homes bureau is to address home-based factors that are major sources of health hazards and chronic health issues, the most common of which are listed below:

  • lead exposure
  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • fire hazards and the adequacy of smoke alarms
  • moisture, mold, and allergen triggers
  • presence of rodents and roaches and approaches to pest control
  • presence of and access to hazardous or harmful household products
  • smoking
  • adequacy of ventilation, heating, and cooling
  • visible physical hazards


The programs below fall under the Healthy Homes umbrella. They serve to provide education and remedies for shelter situations that significantly detract from a person's quality of life or increase the likelihood of health issues.

  • Childhood Asthma
  • Pest Control and Management
    • Presentations and Health Education
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
    • Environmental Inspections and Enforcement for Children with Lead Exposure ≥ 10 ug/dL
    • Case Management and Home Environmental Health Education for Children with Lead Exposure ≥ 10 ug/dL
    • Litigation of Non-Compliant Lead Hazard Cases
    • Enforcement of Lead Safe Work Practices Regulations as They Relate to Current Baltimore City Health Department Lead Violation Notices
  • Injury Prevention
    • Smoke Detector Inspections and Referrals
    • Fire Safety Planning
    • Carbon Monoxide Point Source and Ambient Level Inspections
    • Infant Safe Sleep Education and Crib Referrals
  • Home Environmental Health Promotion
    • Primary Prevention Inspections and Education for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Hazardous Housing
    • Comprehensive Referral and Resource Information - Housing, Energy, Nutrition, Legal, Insurance, Health Programs, etc.
    • Early Childhood Book Distribution at home visit

Row Homes


7 East Redwood St., Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-984-2460


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