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newsrel -- Clean Air Heroes Recognized

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 12:51:03
Recipients of prestigious ARB award recognized for achievements
in policy, research, technology. 

Release #:11-32

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Dimitri Stanich

Clean Air Heroes Recognized

Recipients of prestigious ARB award recognized for achievements
in policy, research, technology

SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board announced
the winners of the 2010 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards, the premier
award from state government recognizing individuals who have made
outstanding contributions toward improving air quality.

"Each of these three individuals has made a distinguished and
lasting mark on California's environment,” said ARB Chairman Mary
D. Nichols. “Whether in the fields of policy, research, or the
development of breakthrough technologies, they have demonstrated
a lifelong commitment to protecting the environment and public

The 2010 Recipients are:

    * Dr. Joan Denton, former Director of the State Office of
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment- Dr. Denton served at the
California Environmental Protection Agency for 13 years and was
recognized for her work in the area of environmental policy. She
performed scientific risk assessments for chemical regulations
and informed government agencies, as well as the public, on the
health and environmental risks of chemicals. She was also
instrumental in identifying diesel particulate matter,
environmental tobacco smoke, and lead as toxic air contaminants.
Dr. Denton oversaw the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 also known as Proposition 65. 

    * Dr. Bradley Edgar, President of Cleaire Advanced Emissions
Controls, LLC- Dr. Edgar is the co-founder and chief technology
officer of Cleaire, a San Francisco based company that develops
advanced retrofitting technologies to reduce particulates and
nitrogen oxides from the exhaust of diesel engines. He was
recognized for his work in the area of science and technology.
Currently more than 13,000 Cleaire diesel retrofits are in
commercial use, dramatically reducing fine particles and
smog-causing chemicals from polluting California’s air.

    * Dr. John Froines, Professor at the University of
California, Los Angeles School of Public Health- Dr. Froines
holds a variety of positions in health sciences and toxicology
programs including chairman of California’s Scientific Review
Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants, and director of the Southern
California Particle Center and Supersite. Dr. Froines served as
director of UCLA’s Center for Occupational and Environmental
Health Sciences for 25 years and was deputy director of the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health before
coming to UCLA. He was recognized for his work in the area of
environmental health research. Dr. Froines’ research includes the
biochemical mechanisms of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic
health effects from particulate matter in air pollution. His
findings have enhanced the understanding of toxic air
contaminants as well as their impacts on public health. In
addition, his dedication to translating scientific and technical
information into a format that is accessible to decision makers
has contributed to informed public policy and significant
achievements in improving public health at both the national and
international level. 

The Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award was named after Dr. Arie
Haagen-Smit, ARB’s first chairman, known to many as the “father”
of air pollution control. His research concluded that most of
California's smog resulted from photochemistry –the reaction of
sunlight with industrial and motor vehicle exhaust to create
ozone. This breakthrough became the foundation upon which today's
air pollution standards are based.

For a list of all past award winners, visit:

To learn more about the award or to make a nomination see:

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare,
and ecological resources through effective reduction of air
pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the
economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in
California to attain and maintain health based air quality

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