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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01BX004619-01
Title: CMA: Pulmonary and Systemic Effects of Deployment Related Particulate Matter Exposures
Principal Investigator:

Eric Garshick

Location: Brockton, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $73,639
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$697,775
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Over 2.7 million military personnel were deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries in Southwest Asia and exposed to high levels of particulate matter ≤2.5 µm in diameter (PM2.5, particles small enough to deposit in the small airways and alveoli) from frequent dust storms, burn-pit smoke (waste burning), and poorly regulated industrial and vehicular sources. Previous studies have reported that deployed personnel have experienced symptoms consistent with chronic respiratory disease. Howev...



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