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4 more Paramount metal plants told to cut chromium 6 emissions

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| L.A. County's public health department orders the four firms to cut levels of the carcinogen. Two of them say the county got its facts wrong.

3rd metal plant cited amid new chromium 6 spikes in Paramount

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The AQMD cited Lubeco, Inc., on the Long Beach-Paramount border. The agency says it's working with the firm on a plan to reduce its emissions of the carcinogen.

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California violates civil rights of Latinos on Medi-Cal, suit says

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"As the program became more brown, the state invested less green" for provider reimbursements, says a plaintiff lawyer. The state says it hasn't found systemic access issues.

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Toxic metal plants cited for not protecting workers from hazardous materials

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Cal/OSHA says Anaplex didn't give its workers protective clothing or goggles, and Aerocraft exposed its employees to a possible fall into a vat of hazardous material.

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Exide: The 'largest cleanup of its kind ever in California'

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Regulators only have money to remove soil from some 2,500 properties around the old battery recycler. They will need more funds to clean thousands more that need it.

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LA County moms delivering more full-term, normal weight babies

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The percentage of babies born full-term and at normal weight improved across all regions of the county and all ethnic groups between 2007 and 2012, according to USC.

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Hepatitis C rates ballooning among young IV drug users

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The rate of hepatitis C shot up 55 percent among young men ages 20-29 between 2007 and 2015, and 37 percent among women in that group.

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Urgent care clinics sluggish in adopting opioid guidelines

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Just 91 of the county's 281 clinics have adopted guidelines designed to combat prescription opioid abuse. An officials says cold calls and door-knocking may be next.

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