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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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Media Advisory: Open House Celebration for New Consumer Health Library;

September 26, 2003

Archived. This is an older press release from 2003 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa County residents are invited to attend the open house celebration of the new and exciting Consumer Health Library.

The Consumer Health Library will have easy-to-read health-related books, pamphlets, handouts and videotapes.

Users will have access to the MedlinePlus database, which contains information on health topics, drugs, current health news, and directories of health related services.

Health information in Spanish will also be offered.

Medical library staff and trained volunteers will teach consumers to use the computers in searching for health information.


The grand opening will be held September 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Consumer Health Library is located at:

The Family Practice Center, Building 2
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez


The Consumer Health Library is open to patients and general public free of charge.

The Consumer Health Library is operated by Contra Costa Health Services and made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine and a grant from Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

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