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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

May 13, 2008

Archived. This is an older press release from 2008 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Advice for avoiding heat-related illness


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


Hot weather is expected to last through Friday with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Thursday in some areas of Contra Costa County, according to the National Weather Service.


  • 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.
  • Make sure pets have plenty of water and shade.
  • Dress babies appropriately for hot weather in lightweight clothing (a diaper and T-shirt).
  • 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.

For more information on recognizing and treating heat-related health problems, visit CCHS' website or call the Health Emergency Information Line at 1-888-959-9911.

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