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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.

Benefits of Healthy Birth Spacing


  • Baby can be born at the right time and have a healthy weight.
  • Baby can develop well because Mom can give lots of attention to the baby.
  • Mom will have more energy and be less "stressed out".
  • Mom will have more time to bond with the baby.
  • Future babies will be healthier because Mom's body had enough time to replace nutrient stores before getting pregnant again.
  • Children who are adequately spaced are better prepared to begin kindergarten, and perform better in school.
  • Mom has more time to spend with the child and the child receives more attention and assistance with developmental tasks.
  • Families have more time to bond with each child.
  • Parents have more time for each other.
  • Parents can have time to themselves.
  • Families can have less financial stress.