Going to your dentist's office
Getting your teeth worked on can be risky, according to California's warning system. Some chemicals on the state's list are used in common dental procedures.
"These include sedation with nitrous oxide; some root canals, crown placements or removals, dental bridge placements; tooth restorations with fillings that contain mercury; and the use of some dental appliances," California's warning says.
Having a bite to eat in a restaurant
Going out to eat is
Being on your phone
Phones aren't chemicals, so they're not on the official Prop 65 list, but the California Department of Health still warns that the radio frequency energy they emit might cause cancer.
Scientific studies haven't demonstrated that cellphone radiation levels are anything to worry about in humans, though researchers have noticed some worrisome tumor growth and heart-tissue damage in rats who were exposed to cellphone radio frequency radiation, Science Friday recently repor
Parking your car in an indoor, enclosed parking deck
A concrete parking lot is not the best place for a casual, cancer-risk-free hang.
"Breathing the air in this parking garage can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide and gasoline or diesel engine exhaust," California says on its parking-lot warning. "Do not stay in this area longer than necessary."
The state insists that phrase is printed on signs in indoor parking decks or just about anywhere that people park inside.
In California, it seems you're never far from a reminder about cancer.
You can't park a car indoors in the Golden State without seeing a warning about the ways your cancer risk might spike.
Earlier this year, a California judge ordered that all coffee sellers in the state must post warnings about the potentially cancer-causing effects of a chemical in coffee called acrylamide. But the ruling is being challenged by the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment because the
Types of Health Coverage
There are many types of health coverage such as PPOs, EPOs and HMOs. Each one is a little different. Read below for more information.
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)
Which doctors, hospitals and other providers can I use?
You can see "preferred" providers or "out-of-network" providers
A PPO has a network (or group) of preferred providers. You pay less if you go to these providers. Preferred providers are also called in-network providers.
With a PPO
Group Coverage: Information for Employees
Here are some things that you should know about your employer-based coverage
Your employer may offer one group policy or several.
You may have to pay part of your premium.
You may pay all of the premiums for your dependents if your employer offers dependent coverage.
Employers cannot impose a waiting period for coverage on new employees.
Ask your employer about the deadline for choosing health coverage.
Each year, usually in the fall, emplo
Medi-Cal is California's version of the federal Medicaid program. This program generally covers lower-income families and single adults. Medi-Cal is mostly provided by Managed Care Organizations and covers many medical procedures, office visits, and other health-related expenses. You do no pay for Medi-Cal. Instead, you receive it as a benefit if you qualify for it.
In 2014, Medi-Cal was expanded to include single adults and Californians who earn up to 138% of the Federal pove
Senior Health Coverage
As a senior, you have many options to choose from for your health coverage. This section pulls together senior health related information all in one convenient location for you. The various senior health coverage options listed below describe some of their differences and offer links to resources for you. You should consider your personal needs and finances before making any choice.
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) regulates health plans underwritten
Healthcare Coverage in California
There are many types healthcare coverage in California. Health insurance, Health Plans (HMOs), and public programs like MediCare and Medi-Cal are all different. They each follow their own set of rules. Different government agencies regulate each one. We have put together this list of healthcare coverage options, descriptions, and the agency that regulates each one. These regulators can help you if you have a question or a complaint.
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