Regional air quality agency honors air pollution expert
Professor John Froines, an authority on public health and air pollution, is from the School of Public Health and IoES.
Originally published in the UCLA Today Faculty Bulletin Board
By Sarah Anderson
John Froines, professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, has been selected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District as a Clear Air Award winner in the category of Promotion of Good Environmental Stewardship. The award honors visionaries in the region who have helped in the fight for clean air through innovation, leadership and exemplary service.
Froines was recognized for his research in toxicology and exposure assessment, as well as his work with foreign health scientists and clinicians in developing countries. He studies the role of toxicokinetics and host factors in the carcinogenicity of arsenic and chromium VI. He also leads a research project to investigate pesticide exposure among pesticide applicators, farmworkers and their families in Mexico. He is a member of the National Toxicology Program's Board of Scientific Counselors and the Institute of Medicine's Environmental Health Roundtable.
Published: Monday, October 11, 2010