Ultrafine Particles in Urban and Respiratory Health Among Children with Respiratory Symptoms

EPA Grant Number: R825265
Title: Ultrafine Particles in Urban and Respiratory Health Among Children with Respiratory Symptoms
Investigators:
Institution: Harvard University
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: December 2, 1996 through December 1, 1999
Project Amount: $196,185
RFA: Air Quality (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Air

Description:

The investigators will conduct diary studies of asthmatic school children to examine the association between different measures of particulate air pollution and peak flow and symptom reporting in those children. The major focus of the study will be to investigate several specific hypotheses about which subfraction of particulate air pollution is responsible for the association. The researchers will examine ultrafine particles and soluble transition metals, as well as fine fraction. The researchers will also attempt to separate local fine particles from long range transport particles to see whether the associations differ between these fractions.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 6 publications for this project

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this project: View all 6 journal articles for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Air, particulate matter, Epidemiology, Risk Assessments, Susceptibility/Sensitive Population/Genetic Susceptibility, Allergens/Asthma, Children's Health, Atmospheric Sciences, genetic susceptability, ambient aerosol, ambient air quality, asthma, particle size, particulates, urban air, environmental monitoring, lungs, health effects, peak flow, sensitive populations, cardiopulmonary responses, chemical characteristics, fine particles, human health effects, respiration, infants, exposure, age-related differences, airway disease, respiratory problems, soluble transition metals, air pollution, children, airway inflammation, human exposure, atmospheric transport, chronic health effects, lung inflammation, airborne pollutants, inhalation, lung dysfunction, Acute health effects, inhaled, harmful environmental agents, environmentally caused disease, inhaled particles, atmospheric chemistry, respiratory, ultrafine particles, exposure assessment, air quality, environmental hazard exposures

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 1997
  • 1998
  • Final Report