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For 3rd time, Paramount firm's chromium 6 operations halted

Photo by Ray Smith/Ray_from_LA via Flickr Creative Commons
| The AQMD ordered Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. to suspend operations that emit the carcinogen because its emissions exceeded an agreed upon threshold.

California fires contractor blamed for troubles in AIDS program

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The public health department acts following a report that low-income patients in the AIDS Drug-Assistance Program couldn't get needed drugs or timely care.

Pediatricians' group: Talk to youth about pot's dangers

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With California and other states legalizing recreational pot, the American Academy of Pediatrics says education about its potential for harm is even more important.

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South LA clinic 'a microcosm' of nation's anxieties

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A group of Muslim-American doctors started the UMMA clinic. Staff say many patients are worried about losing their access to health care and possible deportation.

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More people are dying on California's roads

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A new report says traffic fatalities increased last year in the U.S., while the number of people dying on California’s roads rose at a faster rate.

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Study: Higher workplace injury rates for blacks, Latino immigrants

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A new study out of USC and Boston University found that Latino immigrants and African-Americans are more likely to work in jobs with a greater risk of injury.

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Study: Air pollution tied to increased diabetes risk

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The USC study of overweight Latino children in Los Angeles finds exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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SoCal lawmakers introduce bills to reform toxics agency

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The author of one bill pointed to the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon to argue why the legislation is needed.