The Success of Maryland’s Healthy Air Act

Pollution levels in Maryland plummeted this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the widespread shutdown, hot summer days in Maryland rarely receive code red and purple designations for unhealthy air quality like they did a decade ago. The reason: Maryland’s Healthy Air Act. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) implemented theContinue reading “The Success of Maryland’s Healthy Air Act”

Health Disparities Seen in Baltimore among Black Residents

Health disparities across the U.S. are related to factors like race, income, and education level. From the poverty rate to premature births and average life expectancy, these inequalities perpetuate health problems faced by citizens across the country, including Maryland. This problem is especially pronounced in Baltimore, a diverse city where about 63% of the residentsContinue reading “Health Disparities Seen in Baltimore among Black Residents”