California Department of Public Health

Area hospitals taking protective measures against the flu

REGION — The number of confirmed flu deaths this year has already surpassed the total of flu deaths from last year.

Flu activity hits state earlier than last year

But when compared to other years,  numbers are ‘par for the course’

New limits proposed for toxin found in state’s drinking water

REGION — In an attempt to become the first state in the country to set a new drinking water standard for the contaminant hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) proposed an MCL (maximum contaminant level) of 10 parts per billion to the Office of Administrative Law earlier this month.