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Preparing for El Niño

Posted: January 29, 2016

el-nino-prepEl Niño is a naturally occurring complex of Pacific Ocean sea-surface temperature changes and global weather events.  A strong El Niño is often associated with torrential downpours and mudslides in southern California.  It will be important to create a plan for your clinic, business, and home. You cannot stop El Nino but you can help mitigate its effect on your life. 2016 is expected to see one of the strongest El Niño events on record. (more…)

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Fact Sheet for Medical Providers

Posted: January 22, 2016

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine providers.

Please distribute as appropriate.

Key messages

  • Emissions from the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility are causing health effects in some individuals in Porter Ranch and other nearby communities.
  • A fact sheet for medical professionals on the health effects of this natural gas leak is available below and on the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Health Information website: https://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/gasleak/
    The website will be updated as new information becomes available.
  • Information for the public, including FAQs in multiple languages, information on pet health, and how to report environmental health issues is also available online.

This Health Advisory was sent by Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (more…)