What is STOP TOXIC HOUSING?
From Los Angeles Times
Who We Are
Stop Toxic Housing members began working in 2018 to address Los Angeles County problems of housing being built either on toxic-waste sites that were not fully cleaned up --- or in near-freeway areas where diesel particles, mainly from trucks, can be 7-25 times higher than in ambient air. The STH goals are to protect community members from toxic-waste sites and from air toxins on freeways, especially the air toxin of diesel particles. STH leaders are all volunteers and operate by consensus. They include health experts, housewives, Information- technology specialists, interior designers, media specialists, executives in nonprofits, scientists, and university professors.
Stop Toxic Housing board members include Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Kevin Wheeler, and Jane Williams. Kevin and Kristin are Pasadena, California residents, and Jane lives in Rosamund, California.
Jane, an internationally known environmental expert, particularly on clean air, was trained in economics at UCLA and is the executive director of California Communities Against Toxics; she does environmental consulting throughout the United States. Kevin has a graduate degree from UCLA and teaches science writing; he is Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University and is also a neighborhood realtor. Kristin, author of 18 books and 450+ scientific-journal publications, is an evironmental scientist from University of Notre Dame where, for decades, she has held the O'Neill Family Endowed Professorship; she also does Los Angeles pollution research.