Public Health

Information on Contaminants

This page provides links to information on specific environmental contaminants.

Maryland Department of the Environment

Arsenic:  Arsenic Information

Asbestos:  Fact Sheet on Asbestos

Lead:  Lead Poisoning Prevention: What Every Parent Should Know!

MTBE: Facts About: methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ToxFAQs™ are health-related questions and answers about environmental contaminants, available in web page format and as two-page PDF documents. (leaving MDE's website)

Substances A-Z  contains links to in-depth information about environmental contaminants.  (leaving MDE's website)

How to contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry  (leaving MDE's website)