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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.

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.

Brown's new budget doesn't renew money for doctor training

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State senators and doctors had called on Gov. Brown to restore $33 million dollars in funding for medical residencies in areas with significant physician shortages.

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UC Riverside to study Pacific Islander mental health

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It's one of the first grants from the National Institute of Mental Health focused on the mental health needs of Pacific Islanders.

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Health plans slow to adopt birth control law

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A new state law says women can get a year's supply of birth control pills at the pharmacy and insurance must cover it. But that hasn't been the case for everyone.

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