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Exide, state fight over lead contamination data

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| Exide wants more data about lead contamination in Vernon. The state says releasing this data would threaten the privacy rights of lead-poisoned children.

2 LA Supes criticize industry's drug take-back efforts

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Drug industry trade groups unveil a public education campaign focused on take-back events and locations. Supervisors Kuehl and Solis say the effort falls short.

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Sealants prevent cavities, but many poor kids don't get them

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Dental sealants can prevent 80 percent of cavities in the back teeth, but low-income kids are 20 percent less likely to get them, the CDC says.

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California needs more Latino doctors, group says

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Latinos comprise nearly 40 percent of California's population, but just four percent of the state's physicians are Latinos. And that gap is only expected to widen.

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Transgender man's suit is latest clash over hospital chain's Catholic ethics

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The Dignity Health hospital chain, "rooted in the Catholic tradition," won't cover a transgender Arizona employee's transition-related care.

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Seeking solutions to the Sunshine Canyon stench

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Supervisor Antonovich's motion would direct three county departments to explore what can be done about the huge landfill's bad smells.

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Many homes around Quemetco not tested for lead

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Less than half of the homes canvassed agreed to soil sampling. Activists worry the lab results will paint an incomplete picture of toxic contamination.

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Will new CA law banning Spice make a difference?

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The law bans all versions of synthetic cannabinoids, closing a gap in a 2011 law that did not ban every chemical formulation of Spice.

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