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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.

How to Get a Free Pedometer


Colleges and Universities

Walking groups supported by colleges and universities often give free pedometers with membership to the walking group. Some programs are for students or faculty, but others are open to the public. Call your local schools to see if they have a public walking program.


Health Insurance

Some health insurance companies offer free pedometers to promote healthy living. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out if your insurance company is giving away pedometers.


California Health Department

Sometime the state has promotes for participating in healthier lifestyles through community programs such as WIC, or EPIC. Call the California Department of Health at 916-558-1784 to see if they are giving away pedometers.


Internet Search

Stores and private businesses often have giveaway deals offering free pedometers while suppies last. Search for "free pedometer" through an internet search engine (such as google, bing, yahoo...)

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