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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction after Deployment-Related Exposures
Principal Investigator:

Michael J Falvo

Location: East Orange, NJ
Congressional District Code: 10
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $97,851
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Military environmental exposures are pervasive in Iraq and Afghanistan, including particulate air pollution levels that are 10 times higher than urban cities in the United States. Although a causal relationship is unclear, respiratory symptoms are frequently reported both during and following deployment, and deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan is associated with an increased risk of respiratory conditions. Despite the presence of symptoms, the majority of Veterans have normal lung volumes and airf...

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