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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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Health Alert for High Heat Periods

June 21, 2006

Archived. This is an older press release from 2006 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Advice to avoid heat-related illness


Contra Costa Health Services is warning residents to avoid heat-related illness. Children, the elderly and people with chronic problems are especially at risk.


  • Curtail outdoor activity
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Friends, relatives and neighbor should check on people who may be at risk. A break in a cool environment can help.
  • Avoid hot cars. After 20 minutes, the temperature inside a car can be 150 degrees
  • Watch for symptoms of heat-related illnesses: confusion, fatigue, impaired judgment, weakness, flushing, chills, hyperventilation, dizziness and, in severe cases, collapse, loss of consciousness or seizures.
  • Call your health provider if symptoms appear

  • When

    The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures in inland Contra Costa could rise to 100 degrees tomorrow

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