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Second Paramount firm agrees to chromium 6 reduction plan

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| If Anaplex Corp.'s emissions exceed a certain threshold, it must shut down any equipment that could emit the carcinogen. Aerocraft agreed to a similar plan last month.

Does living near a freeway increase your risk of dementia?

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A Canadian study published in The Lancet says yes, and that the risk increases the closer you live to a major highway.

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Panel: US should help poor new moms buy more fish and produce

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A review of the federal aid program for poor women with infants and small children also calls for more whole grains and less juice, milk and canned baby food.

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It can be hard to give away money to buy fruit and vegetables

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A pilot program offers some low-income people up to $50 in vouchers a month to buy produce at an L.A. corner market. It's had few early takers.

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Air district moves to expand metal processing oversight

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The AQMD has decided it needs to start regulating forging plants' grinding and cutting operations, after discovering they can be a source of toxic pollution.

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California lawmakers want to pay Denti-Cal dentists more

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A bill would increase reimbrusement rates for dentists who take on Denti-Cal patients. Payments would rise to average commercial rates by 2018.

Why are a handful of measles cases an 'outbreak'?

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L.A. County's public health department considers the nine confirmed measles cases to be an outbreak because there were more than expected and they are linked.

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Judge rejects pollution cleanup order against Paramount firm

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L.A. County and the South Coast Air Quality Management District had sought an order directing Anaplex Corp. to immediately curb hexavalent chromium emissions.

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