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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.

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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LA County Health to Paramount plant: Stop emitting odors

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Following a similar move by the AQMD, the L.A. County Department of Public Health says odors from Carlton Forge Works are a public nuisance and must be curtailed.

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Paramount homes and soil will be tested for Chromium 6

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L.A. County and state officials are testing soil for the carcinogen. The county is also testing air and dust inside some homes. Some results are expected by early July.

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Air district takes action against smelly Paramount facility

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The AQMD has issued 17 notices of violation against Carlton Forge Works and has received nearly 200 complaints regarding odors coming from the facility.

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LA County may use public health money to hire gang workers

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Supervisors may shift $190,000 of public health funds to hire eight intervention workers for Parks After Dark. They would initially work at two South L.A. parks.

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