Research Centers
EPA NYU PM Center: Health Risks of PM Components

New York University

The overall objective of this Center is to develop and conduct a comprehensive research program focused on the identification and characterization of the physical and chemical properties of particulate matter (PM) that adversely impact human health. The focal hypothesis of this PM Center is that specific chemical species within PM and within certain particle size ranges are primarily responsible for PM's mortality, morbidity, and functional effects.

Center Publications:

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Main Center Abstract and Reports:

A Western Center for Estuarine Indicators Research which will Develop Indicators of Wetlands Ecosystem Health
Southern California Particle Center and Supersite (SCPCS)
NYU-EPA PM Center: Health Risks of PM Components
Center for the Study of Environmental Factors in the Etiology of Autism
The Etiology and Pathogenesis of Airway Disease in Children from Rural Communities
Center for Ecological Health Research
San Joaquin Valley Aerosol Health Effects Research Center (SAHERC)
UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health
The UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention

Center Research Projects:

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