Effects of Particle-Associated Irritants on the Cardiovascular System

EPA Grant Number: R827351C006
Subproject: this is subproject number 006 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R827351
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: EPA NYU PM Center: Health Risks of PM Components
Center Director: N/A
Title: Effects of Particle-Associated Irritants on the Cardiovascular System
Investigators: Nadziejko, Christine
Institution: New York University School of Medicine
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2005 (Extended to May 31, 2006)
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 examine the cardiovascular effects of gaseous co-pollutants, in response to recent epidemiological studies which suggest that co-pollutant gases contribute to the cardiovascular effects of particulate matter (PM). The physical and chemical properties of PM responsible for cardiovascular health effects are currently unknown. This project is closely coordinated with another project directed by Dr. Chen, also part of the New York University (NYU) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PM Center. The same animal models and biological endpoints are used in both studies. However, the two projects differ in the exposure atmospheres that are being examined, so as to test different hypotheses regarding the biologically active components of PM.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 5 publications for this subprojectView all 112 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

particulate matter, PM, exposure, epidemiology, animal, rat, toxicology, organic irritant, cardiovascular, cardiac parameters, heart rate, electrocardiogram, ECG, arrythmia, hypertensive rat., RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, Air, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, particulate matter, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Health Risk Assessment, Risk Assessments, Environmental Monitoring, Physical Processes, Atmospheric Sciences, Risk Assessment, ambient air quality, particulates, atmospheric particulate matter, chemical characteristics, toxicology, atmospheric particles, ambient air monitoring, acute cardiovascular effects, environmental risks, exposure, epidemelogy, airborne particulate matter, air pollution, Sulfur dioxide, human exposure, atmospheric aerosol particles, aerosol composition, PM, exposure assessment

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 1999
  • 2000 Progress Report
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R827351    EPA NYU PM Center: Health Risks of PM Components

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R827351C001 Exposure Characterization Error
    R827351C002 X-ray CT-based Assessment of Variations in Human Airway Geometry: Implications for Evaluation of Particle Deposition and Dose to Different Populations
    R827351C003 Asthma Susceptibility to PM2.5
    R827351C004 Health Effects of Ambient Air PM in Controlled Human Exposures
    R827351C005 Physicochemical Parameters of Combustion Generated Atmospheres as Determinants of PM Toxicity
    R827351C006 Effects of Particle-Associated Irritants on the Cardiovascular System
    R827351C007 Role of PM-Associated Transition Metals in Exacerbating Infectious Pneumoniae in Exposed Rats
    R827351C008 Immunomodulation by PM: Role of Metal Composition and Pulmonary Phagocyte Iron Status
    R827351C009 Health Risks of Particulate Matter Components: Center Service Core
    R827351C010 Lung Hypoxia as Potential Mechanisms for PM-Induced Health Effects
    R827351C011 Urban PM2.5 Surface Chemistry and Interactions with Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid (BALF)
    R827351C012 Subchronic PM2.5 Exposure Study at the NYU PM Center
    R827351C013 Long Term Health Effects of Concentrated Ambient PM2.5
    R827351C014 PM Components and NYC Respiratory and Cardiovascular Morbidity
    R827351C015 Development of a Real-Time Monitoring System for Acidity and Soluble Components in Airborne Particulate Matter
    R827351C016 Automated Real-Time Ambient Fine PM Monitoring System