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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

Participating Tobacco Prevention Coalition Members


  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Bay Area Community Resources
  • Center for Human Development
  • Community Health Education Institute
  • Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa County
  • Contra Costa Child Care Council
  • Contra Costa County Office of Education in Partnership with Public School District Tobacco Coordinators
  • Contra Costa Health Services: Contra Costa Health Plan Public Health Division
  • ETA - Empowerment Through Action
  • Internation Brotherhood of Electircal Workers Local 302
  • New Connections
  • Pittsburg Preschool Coordinating Council
  • Planned Parenthood: Shasta-Diablo
  • Rainbow Community Center
  • Ride
  • Ujima Family Recovery Services
  • West County Asthma Coalition
  • Participating Residents of The County

Staff: Tobacco Prevention Project Community Wellness & Prevention Program

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