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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.

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Body Art and Body Piercing

Tattooing and piercing are popular forms of body art. Tattooing is the insertion of pigment into human skin tissue using a needle. The California Safe Body Art Act established statewide minimum standards for the regulation of tattoo, piercing, and permanent cosmetic businesses. Businesses that do only ear piercing are not covered by this law.

These standards are intended to protect both the practitioner and customer from infectious diseases by ensuring sanitary procedures, including the use of sterile equipment. Contra Costa Environmental Health enforces the Safe Body Art Act throughout the county.

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