2004 Progress Report: Ultrafine Particles: Characterization, Health Effects and Pathophysiological Mechanisms

EPA Grant Number: R827354
Center: Airborne PM - Rochester PM Center
Center Director: Oberdörster, Günter
Title: Ultrafine Particles: Characterization, Health Effects and Pathophysiological Mechanisms
Investigators: Oberdörster, Günter , Beckett, William , Cass, Glen , Cox, Christopher , Ensor, David , Finkelstein, Jacob N. , Frampton, Mark W. , Heyder, Joachim , Looney, John , Marder, Victor J. , Morrow, P. E. , O'Reilly, Michael , Peters, Annette , Phipps, Richard , Prather, Kimberly A. , Schwarz, Edward , Sharp, Zachary , Stripp, Barry , Utell, Mark J. , Wichmann, Heinz-Erich , Yu, C. P. , Zareba, Wojciech
Institution: University of Rochester , GSF- Institute for Epidemiologie , Georgia Institute of Technology , Research Triangle Institute , University of California - Los Angeles , University of California - San Diego
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2005 (Extended to May 31, 2006)
Project Period Covered by this Report: June 1, 2003 through May 31, 2004
Project Amount: $8,302,447
RFA: Airborne Particulate Matter (PM) Centers (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Particulate Matter , Air

Objective:

The objective of this research project is to test the hypothesis that ultrafine particles occurring in the urban atmosphere cause adverse health effects. Epidemiological studies have consistently found an association between small increases in urban particulates and health effects, including increased morbidity and mortality in people with respiratory and cardiac disease. The observed effects are associated with the fine rather than the coarse particles in the atmosphere. Moreover, animal studies have shown that ultrafine particles have a significantly greater pulmonary inflammatory potency than larger submicronic particles. A recent epidemiological study found that particle number—reflecting ambient ultrafine particles—correlated better than fine particle mass with increased symptoms in asthmatics. These results form the basis for the ultrafine particle hypothesis. The proposed studies are designed to rigorously test the ultrafine particle hypothesis by comparing ultrafine (~10-50 nm) with accumulation mode particles (~100-500 nm) in all phases of this research. The objectives, which will be addressed by five interactive research cores in the Rochester Particulate Matter (PM) Center over a 5-year study period, are to: (1) determine the number, mass concentration, and composition of urban ultrafine and accumulation mode particles of an eastern and western U.S. city; (2) evaluate the association between ambient particle number/mass concentrations and respiratory as well as cardiovascular effects in a susceptible cohort; (3) compare exposure-dose-response relationships for respiratory and cardiovascular endpoints between ultrafine and accumulation mode particles in controlled clinical and animal studies; (4) assess the significance of factors enhancing ultrafine particle effects: age, disease, co-pollutants, pre-exposure history, and exercise; (5) measure total and regional deposition of ultrafine particles in the lower respiratory tract of rodents and total deposition in humans for purposes of extrapolation modeling between species and for in vitro dosing; (6) perform mechanistic studies at a cellular and molecular level to test the hypothesis that ultrafine particle effects are due to oxidative stress induced events; (7) support the development of an ambient ultrafine particle concentrator and test the feasibility for its use in controlled in vitro, animal, and clinical studies; and (8) coordinate research efforts and dissemination of results with other centers.

Progress Summary:

The five research cores that will address the objectives of this study include the following: Characterization of the Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Ultrafine Particles (Hopke, et al.); Inflammatory Responses and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Elderly Subjects With Angina Pectorus or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Association With Fine and Ultrafine Particles (Wichmann, et al.); Clinical Studies of Ultrafine Particle Exposure in Susceptible Human Subjects (Frampton and Utell); Animal Models: Dosimetry, and Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Events (Oberdörster, et al.); Ultrafine Particle Cell Interactions: Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Altered Gene Expression (Finkelstein, et al.).

Additional information on the accomplishments of the research cores can be found in the individual annual project summaries for R827354C001, R827354C002, R827354C003, R827354C004, and R827354C005.

Future Activities:

A prototype ultrafine particle concentrator will be developed, which will be capable of concentrating urban ultrafine particles (UP, <0.1 µm) for use in toxicological studies at ambient pressure. In support of improvements in risk assessment or risk management, it is expected that the Center will uncover specific cellular and molecular mechanisms, which can explain the progression of ultrafine particle-induced pulmonary responses to vascular and cardiac events. Confirmation of the ultrafine particle hypotheses will have significant consequences for public health and regulatory PM standards and lead to important improvements in risk assessment and risk management. Not only will the new PM2.5 standard have to be reevaluated, but an additional standard defined by particle number needs to be considered. Furthermore, sources of ultrafine particles (e.g., combustion engines, residential natural gas heating) may require further regulation.


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Journal Article Azadniv M, Torres A, Boscia J, Speers DM, Frasier LM, Utell MJ, Frampton MW. Neutrophils in lung inflammation: which reactive oxygen species are being measured? Inhalation Toxicology 2001;13(6):485-495. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Beckett WS, Chalupa DF, Pauly-Brown A, Speers DM, Stewart JC, Frampton MW, Utell MJ, Huang L-S, Cox C, Zareba W, Oberdorster G. Comparing inhaled ultrafine versus fine zinc oxide particles in healthy adults:a human inhalation study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2005;171(10):1129-1135. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Begum BA, Kim E, Jeong C-H, Lee D-W, Hopke PK. Evaluation of the potential source contribution function using the 2002 Quebec forest fire episode. Atmospheric Environment 2005;39(20):3719-3724. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Berger A, Zareba W, Schneider A, Ruckerl R, Ibald-Mulli A, Cyrys J, Wichmann HE, Peters A. Runs of ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia triggered by air pollution in patients with coronary heart disease. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2006;48(11):1149-1158. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Bruske I, Hampel R, Socher MM, Ruckerl R, Schneider A, Heinrich J, Oberdorster G, Wichmann H-E, Peters A. Impact of ambient air pollution on the differential white blood cell count in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Inhalation Toxicology 2010;22(3):245-252. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Cass GR, Hughes LA, Bhave P, Kleeman MJ, Allen JO, Salmon LG. The chemical composition of atmospheric ultrafine particles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical & Engineering Sciences 2000;358(1775):2581-2592. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Chalupa DC, Morrow PE, Oberdorster G, Utell MJ, Frampton MW. Ultrafine particle deposition in subjects with asthma. Environmental Health Perspectives 2004;112(8):879-882. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Daigle CC, Chalupa DC, Gibb FR, Morrow PE, Oberdorster G, Utell MJ, Frampton MW. Ultrafine particle deposition in humans during rest and exercise. Inhalation Toxicology 2003;15(6):539-552. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Dillner AM, Schauer JJ, Christensen WF, Cass GR. A quantitative method for clustering size distributions of elements. Atmospheric Environment 2005;39(8):1525-1537. R827354 (2004)
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  • Journal Article Elder ACP, Gelein R, Azadniv M, Frampton M, Finkelstein J, Oberdorster G. Systemic interactions between inhaled ultrafine particles and endotoxin. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2002;46(Suppl 1):231-234. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder ACP, Gelein R, Azadniv M, Frampton M, Finkelstein J, Oberdorster G. Systemic effects of inhaled ultrafine particles in two compromised, aged rat strains. Inhalation Toxicology 2004;16(6-7):461-471. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder ACP, Gelein R, Oberdorster G, Finkelstein J, Notter R, Wang Z. Efficient depletion of alveolar macrophages using intratracheally inhaled aerosols of liposome-encapsulated clodronate. Experimental Lung Research 2004;30(2):105-120. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder A, Gelein R, Finkelstein J, Phipps R, Frampton M, Utell M, Kittelson DB, Watts WF, Hopke P, Jeong C-H, Kim E, Liu W, Zhao W, Zhuo L, Vincent R, Kumarathasan P, Oberdorster G. On-road exposure to highway aerosols. 2. Exposures of aged, compromised rats. Inhalation Toxicology 2004;16(Suppl 1):41-53. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder A, Johnston C, Gelein R, Finkelstein J, Wang Z, Notter R, Oberdorster G. Lung inflammation induced by endotoxin is enhanced in rats depleted of alveolar macrophages with aerosolized clodronate. Experimental Lung Research 2005;31(6):527-546. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder A, Gelein R, Silva V, Feikert T, Opanashuk L, Carter J, Potter R, Maynard A, Ito Y, Finkelstein J, Oberdorster G. Translocation of inhaled ultrafine manganese oxide particles to the central nervous system. Environmental Health Perspectives 2006;114(8):1172-1178. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Elder A, Couderc J-P, Gelein R, Eberly S, Cox C, Xia X, Zareba W, Hopke P, Watts W, Kittelson D, Frampton M, Utell M, Oberdorster G. Effects of on-road highway aerosol exposures on autonomic responses in aged, spontaneously hypertensive rats. Inhalation Toxicology 2007;19(1):1-12. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Fanning EW, Froines JR, Utell MJ, Lippmann M, Oberdorster G, Frampton M, Godleski J, Larson TV. Particulate Matter (PM) Research Centers (1999-2005) and the role of interdisciplinary center-based research. Environmental Health Perspectives 2009;117(2):167-174. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Frampton MW. Systemic and cardiovascular effects of airway injury and inflammation: ultrafine particle exposure in humans. Environmental Health Perspectives 2001;109(Suppl 4):529-532. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Frampton MW, Stewart JC, Oberdorster G, Morrow PE, Chalupa D, Pietropaoli AP, Frasier LM, Speers DM, Cox C, Huang L-S, Utell MJ. Inhalation of ultrafine particles alters blood leukocyte expression of adhesion molecules in humans. Environmental Health Perspectives 2006;114(1):51-58. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Hampel R, Schneider A, Bruske I, Zareba W, Cyrys J, Ruckerl R, Breitner S, Korb H, Sunyer J, Wichmann HE, Peters A. Altered cardiac repolarization in association with air pollution and air temperature among myocardial infarction survivors. Environmental Health Perspectives 2010;118(12):1755-1761. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Huang YC, Schmitt M, Yang Z, Que LG, Stewart JC, Frampton MW, Devlin RB. Gene expression profile in circulating mononuclear cells after exposure to ultrafine carbon particles. Inhalation Toxicology 2010;22(10):835-846. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Ito K, Christensen WF, Eatough DJ, Henry RC, Kim E, Laden F, Lall R, Larson TV, Neas L, Hopke PK, Thurston GD. PM source apportionment and health effects: 2. An investigation of intermethod variability in associations between source-apportioned fine particle mass and daily mortality in Washington, DC. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 2006;16(4):300-310. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Jeong C-H, Hopke PK, Chalupa D, Utell M. Characteristics of nucleation and growth events of ultrafine particles measured in Rochester, NY. Environmental Science & Technology 2004;38(7):1933-1940. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Veranth JM, Gelein R, Oberdorster G. Vaporization – condensation generation of ultrafine hydrocarbon particulate matter for inhalation toxicology studies. Aerosol Science and Technology 2003;37(7):603-609. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article von Klot S, Peters A, Aalto P, Bellander T, Berglind N, D'Ippoliti D, Elosua R, Hormann A, Kulmala M, Lanki T, Lowel H, Pekkanen J, Picciotto S, Sunyer J, Forastiere F. Ambient air pollution is associated with increased risk of hospital cardiac readmissions of myocardial infarction survivors in five European cities. Circulation 2005;112(20):3073-3079. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Yue W, Schneider A, Stolzel M, Ruckerl R, Cyrys J, Pan X, Zareba W, Koenig W, Wichmann H-E, Peters A. Ambient source-specific particles are associated with prolonged repolarization and increased levels of inflammation in male coronary artery disease patients. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis 2007;621(1-2):50-60. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Yue W, Schneider A, Ruckerl R, Koenig W, Marder V, Wang S, Wichmann H-E, Peters A, Zareba W. Relationship between electrocardiographic and biochemical variables in coronary artery disease. International Journal of Cardiology 2007;119(2):185-191. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Yue W, Stolzel M, Cyrys J, Pitz M, Heinrich J, Kreyling WG, Wichmann H-E, Peters A, Wang S, Hopke PK. Source apportionment of ambient fine particle size distribution using positive matrix factorization in Erfurt, Germany. Science of the Total Environment 2008;398(1-3):133-144. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zareba W, Nomura A, Couderc JP. Cardiovascular effects of air pollution:what to measure in ECG? Environmental Health Perspectives 2001;109(Suppl 4):533-538. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zareba W, Couderc JP, Oberdorster G, Chalupa D, Cox C, Huang L-S, Peters A, Utell MJ, Frampton MW. ECG parameters and exposure to carbon ultrafine particles in young healthy subjects. Inhalation Toxicology 2009;21(3):223-233. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zhao W, Hopke PK, Qin X, Prather KA. Predicting bulk ambient aerosol compositions from ATOFMS data with ART-2a and multivariate analysis. Analytica Chimica Acta 2005;549(1-2):179-187. R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zhou L, Kim E, Hopke PK, Stanier C, Pandis SN. Mining airborne particulate size distribution data by positive matrix factorization. Journal of Geophysical Research 2005;110(D7):D07S19 (15 pp.). R827354 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zhou L, Hopke PK, Venkatachari P. Cluster analysis of single particle mass spectra at Flushing, NY. Analytica Chimica Acta 2006;555(1):47-56. R827354 (Final)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    pollution prevention, atmosphere, particulates, metals, sensitive population, Air, Health, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Biochemistry, Children’s Health, Environmental Chemistry, Health Risk Assessment, Incineration/Combustion, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Risk Assessments, air toxics, particulate matter, tropospheric ozone, PM2.5, aerosol, aerosols, ambient air, ambient air monitoring, ambient air quality, ambient monitoring, animal model, cardiopulmonary, cardiopulmonary responses, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular vulnerability, combustion engines, coronary artery disease, cytokine production, environmental health effects, epidemiology, fine particles, health effects, human exposure, human health, human health effects, inhalation toxicology, lead, lung, lung inflamation, metals, morbidity, mortality, particle exposure, particle size, particulate exposure, particulates, pathophysiological mechanisms, pulmonary, pulmonary disease, risk assessment, sensitive populations, stratospheric ozone, susceptible populations, ultrafine particles, urban air pollution,, RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Air, Waste, particulate matter, Environmental Chemistry, Health Risk Assessment, air toxics, Risk Assessments, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Children's Health, tropospheric ozone, Incineration/Combustion, ambient air quality, cytokine production, particle size, particulates, sensitive populations, health effects, risk assessment, cardiopulmonary responses, epidemiology, fine particles, human health effects, morbidity, ambient air monitoring, lung, stratospheric ozone, PM 2.5, cardiovascular vulnerability, pulmonary disease, susceptible populations, animal model, epidemelogy, ambient air, lead, environmental health effects, particle exposure, ambient monitoring, human exposure, particulate exposure, lung inflamation, pulmonary, coronary artery disease, inhalation toxicology, combustion engines, PM2.5, urban air pollution, mortality, urban environment, aerosol, cardiopulmonary, human health, aerosols, cardiovascular disease, ultrafine particles, pathophysiological mechanisms, metals

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  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R827354C001 Characterization of the Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Ultrafine Particles
    R827354C002 Inflammatory Responses and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Susceptible Populations
    R827354C003 Clinical Studies of Ultrafine Particle Exposure in Susceptible Human Subjects
    R827354C004 Animal Models: Dosimetry, and Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Events
    R827354C005 Ultrafine Particle Cell Interactions: Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Altered Gene Expression
    R827354C006 Development of an Electrodynamic Quadrupole Aerosol Concentrator
    R827354C007 Kinetics of Clearance and Relocation of Insoluble Ultrafine Iridium Particles From the Rat Lung Epithelium to Extrapulmonary Organs and Tissues (Pilot Project)
    R827354C008 Ultrafine Oil Aerosol Generation for Inhalation Studies