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Environment, Health and Safety Research

MAAPHRI: Multidisciplinary Approach to Airborne Pollutant Health Related Issues: Modelization with Combustion Engine Exhausts

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorChristine Mazingue
InstitutionInstitute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialIncidental Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Characterization
Risk Assessment
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$2,526,387.00
Annual Funding$842,129.00
Funding SourceEU
Funding MechanismExtramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2002
Anticipated End Year2005


The following key questions will be addressed: Improvement of complex atmosphere continuous sampling for specific in vitro alternative testing developments using both animal and human material risk assessment of global engine exhaust modulation strategies (fuel composition, engine technologies, after-treatment strategies). Dissection of hazardous engine exhaust components and understanding of their relative contribution to toxicity (gaseous phase, Maize, PM chemical composition). Comparative assessment of exhausts components in animals with chronic cardio respiratory diseases: allergy, cardiac insufficiency to modeless at risk populations. Elaboration of strategies based on health/toxicity indicators for developing cleaner engine-fuel-exhaust gas after treatment concepts guaranteeing that harmful components are not emitted.