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An Ultrafine Particle Intervention Study in Automotive Production Plants

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorKeith Crouch
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialIncidental Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Control
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Fundingn/a
Annual Fundingn/a
Funding SourceNIOSH
Funding MechanismIntramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2005
Anticipated End Year2010


Evaluate the generation and control of ultrafine particles (in terms of mass, surface area and number) at several automotive manufacturing plants. Relate the ultrafine exposures to respiratory and other symptoms and objective measures of pulmonary inflammation while providing control recommendations linked to cost-benefit analysis.