- It’s Not the Chlorine in the Pool that’s Making Your Eyes Red…
Have your eyes ever started to sting and turn red when you were swimming, playing, or relaxing in a pool? Did you think it was because of the chlorine in the water? Have you ever walked into an indoor pool area, gotten a whiff of a strong chemical smell, and thought, “Wow, there’s a lot of chlorine in the pool?”
- Building Connection Through Open Converstations
Deeper connections are something we can help create for both Deeper connections are something we can help create for both ourselves and others. Start close to home (or better yet, at home) by learning how to be a better listener and practicing the skill regularly.urselves and others. Start close to home (or better yet, at home) by learning how to be a better listener and practicing the skill regularly.
- FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.
- Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Santa Cruz County
Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Santa Cruz County. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sports-harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Santa Cruz County.
- Monterey County Old Jail Reuse Request for Proposals to be Released
RFP for Old Monterey County Jail will be available online May 9, 2019 after 12:00 p.m.
05/08/2019 3:52 PMdetail
- Chicken Strips Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
– Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.
- Possible Listeria Contamination of French Soft Ripened Cheese
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese. This pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese was made by in St. Simeon, France and distributed throughout the U.S. The FDA advises consumers and retailers to not eat, sell, or serve cheese labeled as l’Explorateur.
- Salinas cannabis company now listed on Canadian stock exchange
Indus Holdings was one of the first cannabis companies to do business in Salinas, and now it's the first pot grower in Monterey county to be listed on the Canadian stock exchange.
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- Foster Relationships to Strengthen Communities
California has seen more than its share of challenges this year -- from devastating wildfires to events causing anxiety and depression, and deadly acts of violence. It’s easy to feel despair when following the news, even if we aren’t personally affected by these challenges. And for those who have been directly affected, the burden can be even heavier.
- Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast. The quarantine begins May 1 and applies to all species of mussels that are recreationally harvested along the California coast, including all bays and estuaries. The quarantine is in place to protect the public against poisoning that can lead to serious illness, including coma and death.
04/29/2019 12:49 PMdetail
- Making Travel Plans? Make Sure You're Immunizied Against Measles
People planning international travel should ensure they have already received the recommended two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Nationwide as of today, there have been 704 cases of measles reported in 2019, the highest number since 1994. Nearly all these cases have been linked to international travel by unvaccinated people. These travelers then spread the disease to unvaccinated populations in the U.S.
- FDA: Be Aware of Potentially Dangerous Products That Claim to Treat Autism
Products or treatments claiming to cure autism are deceptive and misleading, because there is no cure for autism. The same is true of many products claiming to “treat” autism or autism-related symptoms. Some may carry significant health risks.
- Hazard Mitigation Update Launch
Monterey County begins its effort to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan, an important plan identifying our local hazards and how to reduce related risks.
03/29/2019 6:09 PMdetail
- 2020 Census Launch
Monterey County will kick off its 2020 Census efforts at a special event April 1st in Castroville.
03/28/2019 8:31 PMdetail