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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.

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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Homeless shelters are a new front in fighting hepatitis C

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IV drug users are most likely to get the disease, so the idea is to provide the medication they need where they are — in this case, at L.A.'s Midnight Mission.

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LA County, community team up for huge Exide outreach push

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Some 1,500 county health employees and community volunteers plan to visit more than 20,000 homes to survey people about their health and explain lead dangers.

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AQMD to monitor for chromium 6 at two Compton metal plants

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Air regulators decided to begin monitoring for the carcinogen at the two metal processors based on recent inspection reports and their location near homes.

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AQMD to share details of chromium 6 monitoring in Compton

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The agency is slated to announce which chromium plating and anodizing plants in the Compton area it will monitor for possible excess emissions of the carcinogen.

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'Diaper need' covered by California Assembly

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Diapers can cost around $80 per child per month, so some families end up reusing dirty diapers, or leaving wet diapers on for too long. A new bill wants to help.

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