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9/11 Respiratory Health Study: How did dust cause persistent breathing problems among 9/11 WTC responders?

Upper Airway and In Vitro Cellular Epigenetic Changes Associated with WTC Dust

respiratory-911-respondersPrincipal Investigator: Robert Laumbach, MD, MPH

Purpose: To determine if persistent respiratory disorders in World Trade Center responders are associated with changes in DNA.

Who Participates: The study is recruiting non-smoking adults between the ages of 30 and 60.

  • 20 members of the WTC Health Program at EOHSI who have respiratory symptoms are being recruited
  • 20 healthy adults, with no respiratory problems, are being recruited. The healthy adults may or may not be from the WTC Health Program

Study Procedures: The study involves up to 2 visits to the EOHSI Clinic.

The first visit (about 2 hours) includes:

  • a physical exam and medical interview
  • a breathing test (spirometry)
  • measurement of nitric oxide in your breath
  • allergy testing by skin prick
  • collection of sputum and nasal cells

If you are eligible, you will be asked to return for a second visit (about 30 minutes) for a blood draw (20 ml or about 1 Tablespoon).

Compensation: You could receive up to $150.00 for taking part in this study according to the following

  • $50.00 for allergy testing
  • $50.00 for physical exam and specimen collection
  • $50 for blood sample

Email: kgblack@eohsi.rutgers.edu | Phone: 848-445-6049


Environmental and Occupational Health
Sciences Institute
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-0200
Fax: 732-445-0131
Email: info@eohsi.rutgers.edu

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For Employee Health and
World Trade Center Health Program:

The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health
170 Frelinghuysen Rd, Floor 1
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-0123

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