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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

Hazardous Materials Ombudsman


An Ombudsman works for a government agency and responds to questions and concerns from the public about that agency's activities. In this unique position, an Ombudsman independently and impartially conducts investigations, solves problems and makes recommendations.

What to do when you hear the community warning siren.

In Contra Costa County, the Hazardous Materials Ombudsman provides this public service for the Hazardous Materials Programs of Contra Costa Health Services. The Ombudsman also responds to questions and concerns about other environmental health issues. The Ombudsman reports to the Director of Contra Costa Health Services and the County Board of Supervisors.

Toll Free: 1-877-662-8376
Or 1-877-Ombudsman
Email: mkent@hsd.cccounty.us