East Bay Diesel Exposures Project (EBDEP)

Project Timeline 2018 through 2019

The East Bay Diesel Exposure Project (EBDEP) was a collaboration with Sequoia Foundation, Biomonitoring California, the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington. The project examined exposures to diesel exhaust in child-parent pairs in the San Francisco Bay Area by measuring levels of 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) metabolites in urine. The areas included in the study (Oakland, Richmond, and other East Bay) locations were chosen based on risk factor information obtained from CalEnviroScreen. to assess diesel exhaust exposure in residents of.  

Sequoia Foundation staff identified, recruited, and enrolled 40 child-parent pairs into the project, and managed biological sample collection. Fifteen of the families provided daily samples over a four-day period, allowing for comparison of 1-NP results within a household, across age, between communities, and over time.