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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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Pediatric Care Featured on Latest Health Department Podcast

January 7, 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.


Changes in the county's approach to hospitalization for very sick children is the latest topic of a new podcast, an audio presentation available on the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) website.


The two-minute podcast features CCHS Director William Walker, MD, talking about national trends in treating very sick children and changes planned for Contra Costa Regional Medical Center's Pediatric Inpatient department.

When & Where

The pediatric care podcast is currently available on the CCHS website: Questions and answers about the pediatric care plans are also available on the website. Podcasts on health topics are added regularly.


Anyone can access the podcast on the home page through computers with MP3 capability. Transcripts of the podcasts also are available online.

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