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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Safely Surrendered Baby Law

There is an option. Don't abandon your baby.

Don't abandon your newborn. Instead, take your baby to any hospital emergency room, county health center, Kaiser medical office or fire station in Contra Costa County. (see locations)

For immediate help call the Contra Costa Crisis Center: 800-833-2900

Every child deserves a chance for a healthy life. For three days after you give birth, you can bring your baby to any of the sites listed above. As long as the baby has not been neglected or abused, no names will be necessary and the parents will not be prosecuted. Babies will get medical care and be placed in foster care.