Pittsburgh announces lead water filter plan, Allegheny County Controller Wagner to monitor county's assessment of lead levels in children

Pittsburgh announces lead water filter plan, Allegheny County Controller Wagner to monitor county's assessment of lead levels in children

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, his administration, and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced their plans Monday for distributing water filters as part of their Safe Water Program to combat lead. 

According to the plan, initial priority will be given to those with small children and those with homes affected by partial lead line replacements, but all city residents are eligible to receive them, including residents of the Borough of Millvale, which is serviced by PWSA. 

Monday, April 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Allegheny County Council voted in favor to ban the use of e-cigarettes everywhere regular cigarettes are not allowed. 

The council members voted 8-5, with two members abstaining, to ban vaping in public places such as health-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. That proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

A divided Allegheny County Council Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday evening to send a proposal banning indoor vaping to the full council for full consideration under a neutral recommendation.

The proposal would prohibit vaping and e-cigarettes everywhere traditional cigarette smoking is not allowed, including health care-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. The proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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