Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| CMA: Pulmonary and Systemic Effects of Deployment Related Particulate Matter Exposures|
Vincent S. Fan
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| January 2020 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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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