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Biological Response to Air Quality Change in Beijing Pre-, Mid- and Post-Olympics

Project Overview

This project investigates the acute biological response to changes in human exposure to particulate matter to better understand the critical pathways through which particulate matter operates in disease. Air pollution is a ubiquitous, worldwide exposure hypothesized to induce oxidative stress and immune responses that have been linked to cancer and cardiopulmonary disease. This study will provide insight on these potential mechanisms through which air pollution may increase the risk of cancer and cardiopulmonary diseases; moreover, the epidemiologic nature of this proposed research ensures that the data generated will be directly applicable to humans.


Department & School

Nicholas School of the Environment


  • NIH-National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences

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