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Lead found in babies’ teeth near Exide plant

LOS ANGELES — Children in neighborhoods surrounding the shuttered Exide battery-recycling plant in Vernon had lead in their baby teeth, with the concentrations rising consistent with the amount of lead found on their families’ properties, according to a new USC study. “We found the higher the level of lead in the soil, the higher the Read More…

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Supervisors to remove lead-based paint near Exide plant

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted April 17 to use $5.2 million from the Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement with Southern California Gas Co. to clean up lead-based paint in homes around the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. Supervisor Hilda Solis said families in Bell, Maywood, Commerce, Huntington Park, Los Read More…

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Plant-based diet helps heart patient recover his strength

LOS ANGELES — It’s Heart Health Awareness Month, a time to remember that heart conditions can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.  Steve Peters, a 57-year-old game designer from Culver City, is a perfect example. Last year he began to find it difficult to do the things he Read More…