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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.

Help Reduce the Risk of SIDS

A Checklist for Parents & Caregivers:

  • Place your baby on the back to sleep at night and naptime on a firm flat sleeping surface.
  • Give your baby plenty of supervised play time on their stomach when awake.
  • Eliminate fluffy, loose bedding and toys from your baby's sleep area.
  • Be careful not to overdress or let your baby get too hot.
  • Do not allow anyone to smoke around your baby.
  • Breastfeed, it's the best for your baby.
  • Educate babysitters, day care providers, grandparents and everyone who cares for your baby about SIDS risk.
  • And don't forget to enjoy your new baby

For more information
- National SIDS Resource Center
- California SIDS Program