Air pollution, mercury-tainted fish, peeling lead, pesticides and other commonly used toxic chemicals threaten the health of Maryland’s children. Though there are many powerful policies available for the state to use in reducing pollution, Maryland has adopted only a few of them. Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Report Card examines the most common environmental threats to children’s health and evaluate and grades Maryland’s response to these problems.
Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
Elizabeth Ridlington is associate director and senior policy analyst with Frontier Group. She focuses primarily on global warming, toxics, health care and clean vehicles, and has written dozens of reports on these and other subjects. Elizabeth graduated with honors from Harvard with a degree in government. She joined Frontier Group in 2002. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son.