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Healthy Adults Needed for Study on Ozone Exposure

  • In this study, we are trying to determine the effect of ozone, a common air pollutant, on the health and function of the human lung.

    How can you help?

    If you are a healthy, non-smoking or smoking adult, between the ages of 18 and 40, with no known respiratory problems, you may be eligible to participate – see the Study Details tab to learn more. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the Contact Form tab above or contact us directly by email or phone (848-445-6049).

  • Title of Study: Activated Macrophages and Ozone Toxicity

    skyPrincipal Investigator: Howard Kipen, MD, MPH

    Purpose: To study the lung response to high levels of ozone exposure

    Who Participates: 68 healthy people, ages 18 to 40, in our nearby communities

    Study Procedures:

    Participants are screened for eligibility over the phone and then invited to come to the EOHSI clinic to sign the consent form.   After signing the consent form, participants will be given a screening exam. The exam includes a physical exam, blood tests, and breathing tests. Subjects will be asked to provide a sputum sample. If the subject cannot provide a sputum sample, he/she cannot complete the study.

    Subjects will be asked to participate in two exposure sessions. In one session, participants will be exposed to filtered outdoor air. In the other session, participants will be exposed to air with ozone. During each exposure session participants will also be asked to ride a stationary bike some of the time. Participants will be asked to return for a follow-up visit either 1, 2, or 3 days after each exposure. During the follow-up visit, another sputum sample will be collected. Breathing tests will be done and blood, urine and breath samples will be collected at each study visit. Skin wipe samples will also be collected at 2 study visits.

    Between the exposure sessions and the follow-up visits, participants will be given air sampling equipment to measure the air pollution levels around them.

    Compensation: $450 for completing all parts of the study

  • If you are interested in participating in this study...

    Please fill out the form below and hit send. We will then contact you to gather other necessary information.

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    Or for more information you may contact Dr. Kathleen Black:

    E-mail Kathy Black kblack@eohsi.rutgers.edu or call 848-445-6049 for additional information.