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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.

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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CA attorney general seeks to defend cost-sharing subsidies

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Xavier Becerra joined a legal effort to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket health costs for lower-income people.

Rep. Barragan seeks urgent testing for chromium 6 in Compton

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Air district staff detected total chromium near metal processing facilities in Compton, but say this doesn't indicate whether the cancer-causing compound is present.