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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Birth Spacing - Just us for 2 years


Moms and babies are healthier if there are at least 2 years from the birth of a baby until Mom gets pregnant again; because of this, the Public Health Nurses working in Contra Costa County are leading a program to spread the word about healthy birth spacing.

Background

What is Birth Spacing?

Birth spacing refers to the amount of time between births and/or pregnancies.

Birth Spacing Terms
  • A birth-to-pregnancy interval is the amount of time from the birth of a baby until the mom gets pregnant again.
  • Short birth spacing is used to describe a birth-to-pregnancy interval that is less than 2 years.

What is healthy birth spacing?

Moms and babies are healthier if there are at least 2 years before Mom gets pregnant again.

Why is this an important topic?

Information we have about Contra Costa County shows that women are having children closer together than 2 years, which puts them at risk for problems.

See also:
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
- Women's Health Services