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Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC)

Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center

NUATRC's mission is to develop an environmental health research program on the public health risks posed by air toxics in urban atmospheres. The center's research program is focused on:

  • Personal exposure determinations (measurements of actual exposures to air toxics by people living in urban environments).
  • Use of biomarkers (health effect assessment in susceptible populations).
  • Health effects research (clinical, toxicological and epidemiological studies). Initial research projects involved an assessment of research gaps related to the chemical and physical processes of asthma and the effect of air toxics on same.
  • Improved specificity and sensitivity of biomarkers; and the use of passive monitors for short term personal exposures to selected air toxics.

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Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC)

Center Research Projects:

R824834C001 - Air Toxics Exposures Among Teenagers in New York City and Los Angeles - A Columbia-Harvard Study (TEACH)

R824834C002 - Cardiopulmonary Response to Particulate Exposure

R824834C003 - VOC Exposure in an Industry Impacted Community

R824834C004 - A Study of Personal Exposure to Air Toxics Among a Subset of the Residential U.S. Population (VOC Project)

R824834C005 - Methods Development Project for a Study of Personal Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants

R824834C006 - Relationship Between Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air (RIOPA)

R824834C007 - Development of the "Leland Legacy" Air Sampling Pump

R824834C008 - Source Apportionment of Indoor Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Residences

R824834C009 - Development of a Personal Cascade Impactor Sampler (PCIS)

R824834C010 - Testing the Metals Hypothesis in Spokane

R827353C001 - Assessing Human Exposures to Particulate and Gaseous Air Pollutants

R827353C002 - Quantifying Exposure Error and its Effect on Epidemiological Studies

R827353C003 - St. Louis Bus, Steubenville and Atlanta Studies

R827353C004 - Examining Conditions That Predispose Towards Acute Adverse Effects of Particulate Exposures

R827353C005 - Assessing Life-Shortening Associated with Exposure to Particulate Matter

R827353C006 - Investigating Chronic Effects of Exposure to Particulate Matter

R827353C007 - Determining the Effects of Particle Characteristics on Respiratory Health of Children

R827353C008 - Differentiating the Roles of Particle Size, Particle Composition, and Gaseous Co-Pollutants on Cardiac Ischemia

R827353C009 - Assessing Deposition of Ambient Particles in the Lung

R827353C010 - Relating Changes in Blood Viscosity, Other Clotting Parameters, Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability to Particulate and Criteria Gas Exposures

R827353C011 - Studies of Oxidant Mechanisms

R827353C012 - Modeling Relationships Between Mobile Source Particle Emissions and Population Exposures

R827353C013 - Toxicological Evaluation of Realistic Emissions of Source Aerosols (TERESA) Study

R827353C014 - Identifying the Physical and Chemical Properties of Particulate Matter Responsible for the Observed Adverse Health Effects

R827353C015 - Research Coordination Core

R827353C016 - Analytical and Facilities Core

R827353C017 - Technology Development and Transfer Core

R828678C001 - Air Toxics Exposures Among Teenagers in New York City and Los Angeles—A Columbia-Harvard Study (TEACH)

R828678C002 - Cardiopulmonary Effects of Metal-Containing Particulate Exposure

R828678C003 - VOC Exposure in an Industry Impacted Community

R828678C004 - A Study of Personal Exposure to Air Toxics Among a Subset of the Residential U.S. Population (VOC Project)

R828678C005 - Oxygenated Urban Air Toxics and Asthma Variability in Middle School Children: A Panel Study (ATAC–Air Toxics and Asthma in Children)

R828678C006 - Relationship between Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air (RIOPA). Part II: Analyses of Concentrations of Particulate Matter Species

R828678C007 - Development of the “Leland Legacy” Air Sampling Pump

R828678C008 - Source Apportionment of Indoor PAHs in Urban Residences 98-03B

R828678C009 - Development of a Personal Cascade Impactor Sampler (PCIS)

R828678C010 - Testing the Metals Hypothesis in Spokane

R828678C011 - A Pilot Geospatial Analysis of Exposure to Air Pollutants (with Special Attention to Air Toxics) and Hospital Admissions in Harris County, Texas

R828678C012 - Impact of Exposure to Urban Air Toxics on Asthma Utilization for the Pediatric Medicaid Population in Dearborn, Michigan

R828678C013 - Field Validation of the Sioutas Sampler and Leland Legacy Pump – Joint Project with EPA’s Environmental Technology Validation Program (ETV)

R828678C014 - Performance Evaluation of the 3M Charcoal Vapor Monitor for Monitor Low Ambient Concentrations of VOCs

R828678C015 - RIOPA Database Development

R828678C016 - Contributions of Outdoor PM Sources to Indoor and Personal Exposures: Analysis of PM Species Concentrations” Focused on the PM Speciation and Apportioning of Sources

R828678C017 - The Short and Long-Term Respiratory Effects of Exposure to PAHs from Traffic in a Cohort of Asthmatic Children