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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.

Healthcare Provider Information on Lead Poisoning

Providers reporting elevated lead levels or needing information, call 925-313-6763.

In the Journals

  • Interpreting and Managing Blood Lead Levels <10 mcg/dL in Children and Reducing Childhood Exposures to Lead
    MMWR 2007;56(No. RR-8):1-14,16 | PDF Version
  • Lead Exposure, IQ, and Behavior in Urban 5- to 7-Year-Olds: Does Lead Affect Behavior Only by Lowering IQ?
    Pediatrics 119: E650-E658
  • Deaths Associated with Hypocalcemia from Chelation Therapy
    MMWR, March 3, 2006
  • New Thinking on Neurodevelopment
    Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2006

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