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Diabetics drawn to free exercise boot camp

Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News
| Cal State Northridge students lead free exercise classes at parks in low-income areas. They're attracting people with diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Paramount firms take steps to limit chromium 6

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The two metal processors sent letters to the L.A. County Department of Public Health laying out steps they have taken to reduce chromium 6 emissions.

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South LA companies emitting high levels of chromium 6

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The AQMD names two metal processing companies as sources of dangerously high emissions of the carcinogen. It says other firms are guilty of the same violation.

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Pact clears the air for Huntington Beach neighborhood

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An Orange County waste management firm agreed to fully enclose its dump on the edge of the Oak View neighborhood after years of complaints from neighbors.

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FDA considers changes to gay blood donation rules

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The agency is seeking public comments on how to most effectively identify people at high risk of transmitting HIV through blood donation.

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LA considers drug take-back ordinances. Again.

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The board may review the experiences of counties that require the drug industry to set up take-back programs. L.A. County balked at a mandatory program in June.

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Air district investigating pollution spike in Paramount

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Air monitors detected hexavalent chromium, or chromium 6, at 350 times the typical background level in a mostly industrial section of the city last week.

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LA Public Health gives voluntary drug take-back program an F

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The county's interim health director says drug makers are not complying with a take-back plan for drugs and "sharps" laid out by the board of supervisors in June.

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