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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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Free Toy-testing Events Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Archived. This is an older press release from 2010 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Free toy-testing events will be held in Concord and Pittsburg this month to detect unsafe levels of lead in children's toys. Parents can bring up to three children's products to test and will receive instant results about the potential hazard. Items with the highest risk include older painted toys, vinyl toys and children's products, and inexpensive jewelry. The Concord testing event is sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services, the Center for Environmental Health and Monument First 5.

When & Where:

Monday, October 18
10 a.m. to noon
Monument Community First 5 Center
1736 Clayton Road, Concord

Saturday, October 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pittsburg Adult Education Center
1001 Stoneman Avenue, Pittsburg


Millions of metal, plastic and painted wooden toys have been recalled because they contain lead. Lead can seriously harm a child's development, learning and behavior. Children can be checked for lead by a simple blood test. For a list of recalled toys, visit For more information about lead poisoning, visit or call 1-866-FIX-LEAD.

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