Research Centers
Southern California Particle Center

University of California - Los Angeles

At the Southern California Particle Center, center researchers will investigate the underlying mechanisms that produce the health effects associated with exposure to particulate matter, and attempt to understand how toxic mechanisms and resulting health effects vary with the source, chemical composition and physical characteristics of particulate matter.

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Southern California Particle Center (SCPC)

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

R827352C001 - The Chemical Toxicology of Particulate Matter

R827352C002 - Pro-inflammatory and the Pro-oxidative Effects of Diesel Exhaust Particulate in Vivo and in Vitro

R827352C003 - Measurement of the “Effective” Surface Area of Ultrafine and Accumulation Mode PM (Pilot Project)

R827352C004 - Effect of Exposure to Freeways with Heavy Diesel Traffic and Gasoline Traffic on Asthma Mouse Model

R827352C005 - Effects of Exposure to Fine and Ultrafine Concentrated Ambient Particles near a Heavily Trafficked Freeway in Geriatric Rats (Pilot Project)

R827352C006 - Relationship Between Ultrafine Particle Size Distribution and Distance From Highways

R827352C007 - Exposure to Vehicular Pollutants and Respiratory Health

R827352C008 - Traffic Density and Human Reproductive Health

R827352C009 - The Role of Quinones, Aldehydes, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and other Atmospheric Transformation Products on Chronic Health Effects in Children

R827352C010 - Novel Method for Measurement of Acrolein in Aerosols

R827352C011 - Off-Line Sampling of Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Respiratory Health Surveys

R827352C012 - Controlled Human Exposure Studies with Concentrated PM

R827352C013 - Particle Size Distributions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the LAB

R827352C014 - Physical and Chemical Characteristics of PM in the LAB (Source Receptor Study)

R827352C015 - Exposure Assessment and Airshed Modeling Applications in Support of SCPC and CHS Projects

R827352C016 - Particle Dosimetry

R827352C017 - Conduct Research and Monitoring That Contributes to a Better Understanding of the Measurement, Sources, Size Distribution, Chemical Composition, Physical State, Spatial and Temporal Variability, and Health Effects of Suspended PM in the Los Angeles Basin (LAB)

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

R832413C001 - Contribution of Primary and Secondary PM Sources to Exposure & Evaluation of Their Relative Toxicity

R832413C002 - Project 2: The Role of Oxidative Stress in PM-induced Adverse Health Effects

R832413C003 - The Chemical Properties of PM and their Toxicological Implications

R832413C004 - Oxidative Stress Responses to PM Exposure in Elderly Individuals With Coronary Heart Disease

R832413C005 - Ultrafine Particles on and Near Freeways