California Health and Human Services

Month: August 2018

Cleaning Up Wildfire Ash Safely

CDPH Recommend Ways to Avoid Potential Health Hazards The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning people to be especially careful when cleaning up ash left by wildfires. The ash may contain many toxic substances, including arsenic, asbestos, lead and fine particles that can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems. “It’s important to limit …

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