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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.

Healthcare Provider Information on Lead Poisoning

Providers reporting elevated lead levels or needing information, call 925-313-6763.

In the Journals

  • Interpreting and Managing Blood Lead Levels <10 mcg/dL in Children and Reducing Childhood Exposures to Lead
    MMWR 2007;56(No. RR-8):1-14,16 | PDF Version
  • Lead Exposure, IQ, and Behavior in Urban 5- to 7-Year-Olds: Does Lead Affect Behavior Only by Lowering IQ?
    Pediatrics 119: E650-E658
  • Deaths Associated with Hypocalcemia from Chelation Therapy
    MMWR, March 3, 2006
  • New Thinking on Neurodevelopment
    Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2006

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