Our study is statewide (California) with a deeper look, through citizen science and community based participatory research methods (CBPR) in South Los Angeles.
South LA is a 51-square mile region of Los Angeles including 25 neighborhoods within the city and three unincorporated neighborhoods in the county. It is home to a majority Black and Latinx population and is recognized by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) as an environmental justice neighborhood. South LA faces cumulative risks from multiple place based polluting industries and freeways, combined with a vulnerable population with high percentages of poor and non-White residents.
The Taking Stock Study advances research on consumer product chemicals and health impacts by combining our community capacity to collect data with multidisciplinary research in environmental exposure science, epidemiology, environmental justice, breast cancer toxicology, and qualitative research methods.