6PPD-quinone comes from a long-used chemical that will be hard to replace in tires. But green infrastructure like “living levees” may help trap it.
Kate Raphael is a reporter based in Berkeley. She covers toxics, climate change, and health. She grew up in Indiana, then spent eight years in New England before moving to the Bay Area to attend the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, where she is a current student. Her favorite way to enjoy the nature around her is through trail running, and you can often find her in the Berkeley Hills.