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LA, AQMD suing firm to force chromium 6 emissions cuts

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| Anaplex Corp. of Paramount says it will reduce high emissions once a hearing board approves a plan on Jan. 5. L.A. County and the AQMD say that's too long to wait.

LA seeing fewer fentanyl deaths as trafficking rises in the state

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A federal analysis finds fentanyl-related deaths more than doubled in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014. But there have been relatively few in L.A. County.

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Home visits for new parents is an idea that's growing in LA

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L.A. County has several voluntary home visitation programs for new parents. Two supervisors want to better coordinate and expand their work.

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Teens avoiding sex-related health care

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A federal survey says nearly one in five U.S. teens between 15 and 17 don't seek treatment for sexual or reproductive issues out of fear their parents will find out.

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Avoid online breast milk, pediatrics group says

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Citing contamination risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against procuring breast milk from online sites, regardless of whether they donate it or sell it.

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Anaheim dental clinic closed due to bacteria in water

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Children's Dental Group replaced its on-site system this fall after the county said the clinic's water had caused infections among kids who'd had partial root canals.

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1 of 2 South LA firms agrees to chromium 6 reduction plan

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Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. has agreed to stop operations involving chromium if its chromium 6 emissions exceed a certain threshold.

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Struggling to breathe in South LA

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As regulators move to curb elevated emissions of a carcinogenic pollutant, a longtime resident of the city of Paramount talks about living in a heavily industrial zone.

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