dust

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Summary: Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Health effects of fine particulate air pollution: lines that connect
    C Arden Pope
    Department of Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2363, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:709-42. 2006
  2. pmc Desert dust exposure is associated with increased risk of asthma hospitalization in children
    Kumiko T Kanatani
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:1475-81. 2010
  3. ncbi Continuous exposure to house dust mite elicits chronic airway inflammation and structural remodeling
    Jill R Johnson
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Center for Gene Therapeutics, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:378-85. 2004
  4. pmc Determinants of agricultural pesticide concentrations in carpet dust
    Robert B Gunier
    Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:970-6. 2011
  5. pmc Indoor fungal composition is geographically patterned and more diverse in temperate zones than in the tropics
    Anthony S Amend
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13748-53. 2010
  6. pmc Serum PBDEs in a North Carolina toddler cohort: associations with handwipes, house dust, and socioeconomic variables
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1049-54. 2012
  7. ncbi Predicted risk of childhood allergy, asthma, and reported symptoms using measured phthalate exposure in dust and urine
    N Y Hsu
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Indoor Air 22:186-99. 2012
  8. pmc Global dispersion of bacterial cells on Asian dust
    Nobuyasu Yamaguchi
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 1 6 Yamada oka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:525. 2012
  9. ncbi Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
    Jan Paul Zock
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:682-90. 2006
  10. ncbi Pesticides in dust from homes in an agricultural area
    Martha E Harnly
    Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:8767-74. 2009

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  1. ncbi Health effects of fine particulate air pollution: lines that connect
    C Arden Pope
    Department of Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2363, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:709-42. 2006
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  2. pmc Desert dust exposure is associated with increased risk of asthma hospitalization in children
    Kumiko T Kanatani
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:1475-81. 2010
    Desert dust particles, including quartz, which causes inflammatory responses in the airway in animal studies, are transported to widespread regions around the globe...
  3. ncbi Continuous exposure to house dust mite elicits chronic airway inflammation and structural remodeling
    Jill R Johnson
    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Center for Gene Therapeutics, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:378-85. 2004
    ..To investigate responses to continuous antigen exposure, mice were exposed to either house dust mite extract (HDM) or ovalbumin intranasally for five consecutive days, followed by 2 days of rest, for up to seven ..
  4. pmc Determinants of agricultural pesticide concentrations in carpet dust
    Robert B Gunier
    Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:970-6. 2011
    ..Residential proximity to agricultural pesticide applications has been used as a surrogate for exposure in epidemiologic studies, although little is known about the relationship with levels of pesticides in homes...
  5. pmc Indoor fungal composition is geographically patterned and more diverse in temperate zones than in the tropics
    Anthony S Amend
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3102, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13748-53. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that factors driving fungal composition are primarily global rather than mediated by building design or function...
  6. pmc Serum PBDEs in a North Carolina toddler cohort: associations with handwipes, house dust, and socioeconomic variables
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1049-54. 2012
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are persistent, bioaccumulative, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals...
  7. ncbi Predicted risk of childhood allergy, asthma, and reported symptoms using measured phthalate exposure in dust and urine
    N Y Hsu
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Indoor Air 22:186-99. 2012
    ..Levels of five phthalates in settled dust from the homes of 101 children (3-9 years old) were measured, along with their corresponding urinary metabolites...
  8. pmc Global dispersion of bacterial cells on Asian dust
    Nobuyasu Yamaguchi
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 1 6 Yamada oka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Sci Rep 2:525. 2012
    ..Certain groups of dispersed bacteria can adapt to their new location and affect established ecosystems. Aeolian dust particles are known to be carriers of microbes but further research is needed to expand our understanding of this ..
  9. ncbi Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
    Jan Paul Zock
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:682-90. 2006
    Several studies in European homes have described allergen levels from the house dust mite species Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and to a lesser extent Dermatophagoides farinae, but geographic comparisons of exposure levels and risk ..
  10. ncbi Pesticides in dust from homes in an agricultural area
    Martha E Harnly
    Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:8767-74. 2009
    We collected indoor dust samples from homes in the Salinas Valley of California. Of 22 pesticides measured in 504 samples, permethrins and the organophosphate chlorpyrifos were present in highest amounts...
  11. ncbi Monitoring and reducing exposure of infants to pollutants in house dust
    John W Roberts
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Reston, VA 22091, USA
    Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 201:1-39. 2009
    The health risks to babies from pollutants in house dust may be 100 times greater than for adults. The young ingest more dust and are up to ten times more vulnerable to such exposures...
  12. ncbi Bacteria and mould components in house dust and children's allergic sensitisation
    U Gehring
    Utrecht University, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, PO Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, and Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Respir J 29:1144-53. 2007
    ..The current authors studied the association between microbial agents in house dust and allergic sensitisation in children aged 2-4 yrs...
  13. pmc Nanotitanium dioxide toxicity in mouse lung is reduced in sanding dust from paint
    Anne Thoustrup Saber
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Part Fibre Toxicol 9:4. 2012
    ..We compared the toxic effects of the titanium dioxide nanoparticle UV-Titan L181 (NanoTiO2), pure or embedded in a paint matrix. We also compared the effects of the same paint with and without NanoTiO2...
  14. ncbi The physics of wind-blown sand and dust
    Jasper F Kok
    Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Rep Prog Phys 75:106901. 2012
    The transport of sand and dust by wind is a potent erosional force, creates sand dunes and ripples, and loads the atmosphere with suspended dust aerosols...
  15. ncbi Potentially toxic metal contamination of urban soils and roadside dust in Shanghai, China
    Guitao Shi
    Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science of Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
    Environ Pollut 156:251-60. 2008
    ..The amount of Pb, Zn, Cu, Cr, Cd and Ni were determined from 273 soil/dust samples collected within urban area...
  16. pmc Inflammatory biomarkers predict airflow obstruction after exposure to World Trade Center dust
    Anna Nolan
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York 10016, USA
    Chest 142:412-8. 2012
    ..The World Trade Center (WTC) collapse on September 11, 2001, produced airflow obstruction in a majority of firefighters receiving subspecialty pulmonary evaluation (SPE) within 6.5 years post-September 11, 2001...
  17. pmc Vapor, dust, and smoke exposure in relation to adult-onset asthma and chronic respiratory symptoms: the Singapore Chinese Health Study
    Tricia D LeVan
    Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1118-28. 2006
    ..26, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.57), and adult-onset asthma (OR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.30). Cotton dust was the major contributor to respiratory symptoms...
  18. ncbi Effects of asian sand dust, Arizona sand dust, amorphous silica and aluminum oxide on allergic inflammation in the murine lung
    Takamich Ichinose
    Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Oita, Japan
    Inhal Toxicol 20:685-94. 2008
    The aggravating effects of Asian sand dust (SD) and related minerals on the allergic inflammation were examined in the murine lungs. The toxic materials adsorbed onto Asian SD, Arizona SD were inactivated by heat-treatment...
  19. ncbi Lung function in rescue workers at the World Trade Center after 7 years
    Thomas K Aldrich
    Pulmonary Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1263-72. 2010
    ..Trade Center on September 11, 2001, exposed thousands of Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) rescue workers to dust, leading to substantial declines in lung function in the first year...
  20. ncbi Distinctive immunoglobulin E anti-house dust allergen-binding specificities in a tropical Australian Aboriginal community
    B J Hales
    Division of Molecular Biotechnology, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1357-63. 2007
    ..There is evidence that the specificity of the IgE binding in allergy tests can vary for different populations...
  21. ncbi Respiratory symptoms and ventilatory function in workers exposed to portland cement dust
    Anne Kristin Møller Fell
    Occupational Health Service, Norcem AS, Brevik, Norway
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1008-14. 2003
    ..information have been problems in former studies regarding the association between exposure to Portland cement dust and respiratory effects...
  22. pmc A 10-year time-series analysis of respiratory and cardiovascular morbidity in Nicosia, Cyprus: the effect of short-term changes in air pollution and dust storms
    Nicos Middleton
    Department of Environmental Health, Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 7:39. 2008
    ..A particular feature in the region is dust blown from the Sahara a few times a year resulting in extreme PM10 concentrations...
  23. ncbi House dust as possible route of environmental exposure to cadmium and lead in the adult general population
    Janneke Hogervorst
    Centrum voor Milieukunde, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Res 103:30-7. 2007
    ..investigated the relations between biomarkers of exposure to cadmium and lead, and the metal loading rates in house dust in the adult residents of an area with a soil cadmium concentration of > or = 3 mg/kg (n=268) and a reference area (..
  24. ncbi Environmental exposure to endotoxin and its relation to asthma in school-age children
    Charlotte Braun-Fahrlander
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Basel, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 347:869-77. 2002
    ..Immune activation may direct the immune response, thus conferring tolerance to allergens such as animal dander or tree and grass pollen...
  25. ncbi Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007
    Fay Johnston
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart 7001, Tasmania, Australia
    Environ Res 111:811-6. 2011
    Extreme air pollution events due to bushfire smoke and dust storms are expected to increase as a consequence of climate change, yet little has been published about their population health impacts...
  26. ncbi Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry, and climate
    T D Jickells
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR47TJ, UK
    Science 308:67-71. 2005
    ..One important part of this system is the iron cycle, in which iron-containing soil dust is transported from land through the atmosphere to the oceans, affecting ocean biogeochemistry and hence having ..
  27. pmc Analysis of fungal flora in indoor dust by ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, quantitative PCR, and culture
    M Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, P O Box 56, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:233-44. 2008
    ..The current restrictions of the methods are discussed...
  28. ncbi Characterization and immunobiology of house dust mite allergens
    Wayne R Thomas
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth, W A 6872, Australia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 129:1-18. 2002
    The examination of house dust mite extracts has indicated that over 30 different proteins can induce IgE antibody in patients allergic to the house dust mite...
  29. ncbi Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
    Studies show higher house dust and body burden levels of PBDE flame retardants in North America than Europe; but little is known about exposure variation within North America, where California's furniture flammability standard affects ..
  30. pmc Association of pediatric asthma severity with exposure to common household dust allergens
    Janneane F Gent
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, One Church Street, 6th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Environ Res 109:768-74. 2009
    Reducing exposure to household dust inhalant allergens has been proposed as one strategy to reduce asthma.
  31. ncbi Longitudinal lung function decline and wood dust exposure in the furniture industry
    G Jacobsen
    Dept of Occupational Medicine, Region Hospital Skive, Denmark
    Eur Respir J 31:334-42. 2008
    ..present study was to investigate the relationship between change in lung function and cumulative exposure to wood dust. In total, 1,112 woodworkers (927 males, 185 females) and 235 reference workers (104 males, 185 females) ..
  32. pmc The association between phthalates in dust and allergic diseases among Bulgarian children
    Barbara Kolarik
    Technical University of Denmark, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Lyngby, Denmark
    Environ Health Perspect 116:98-103. 2008
    Recent studies have identified associations between the concentration of phthalates in indoor dust and allergic symptoms in the airways, nose, and skin.
  33. ncbi Asthma and posttraumatic stress symptoms 5 to 6 years following exposure to the World Trade Center terrorist attack
    Robert M Brackbill
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA 302:502-16. 2009
    ..The World Trade Center Health Registry provides a unique opportunity to examine long-term health effects of a large-scale disaster...
  34. ncbi Development, application, and results of routine monitoring of Marek's disease virus in broiler house dust using real-time quantitative PCR
    Stephen W Walkden-Brown
    Animal Science, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW Australia
    Avian Dis 57:544-54. 2013
    ..and 2011 into the feasibility of routinely monitoring Marek's disease virus serotype 1 (MDV-1) in broiler house dust using real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) measurement...
  35. pmc A unique signal distorts the perception of species richness and composition in high-throughput sequencing surveys of microbial communities: a case study of fungi in indoor dust
    Rachel I Adams
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
    Microb Ecol 66:735-41. 2013
    ..Fungal signal in settled dust of five university teaching laboratory classrooms, one of which was used for a mycology course, was surveyed...
  36. pmc Acute effects of Asian dust events on respiratory symptoms and peak expiratory flow in children with mild asthma
    Young Yoo
    Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 23:66-71. 2008
    The aim of this study was to investigate the possible adverse effects of Asian dust events on respiratory health in asthmatic children...
  37. ncbi Lung pathologic findings in a local residential and working community exposed to World Trade Center dust, gas, and fumes
    Caralee E Caplan-Shaw
    NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:981-91. 2011
    ..To describe pathologic findings in symptomatic World Trade Center-exposed local workers, residents, and cleanup workers enrolled in a treatment program...
  38. pmc Molecular profiling of fungal communities in moisture damaged buildings before and after remediation--a comparison of culture-dependent and culture-independent methods
    Miia Pitkäranta
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 4, 00790 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 11:235. 2011
    ..this suite of methods, we assessed the impact of moisture damage on the fungal community composition of settled dust and building material samples (n = 8 and 16, correspondingly)...
  39. ncbi Personal exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural environments
    Shu An Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:118-30. 2006
    Airborne dust and microorganisms are associated with respiratory diseases and increased mortality and morbidity. Farmers are at high risk of exposure to both of these hazards...
  40. ncbi Assessment of environmental tobacco smoke exposure: urinary cotinine concentrations in children are strongly associated with the house dust concentrations of nicotine at home
    S Willers
    Unit of Preventive Medicine, Heart and Lung Center and Dept of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
    Indoor Air 14:83-6. 2004
    In the present study the possibility of using nicotine in house dust as an index of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure was evaluated in an environmental investigation of 23 children with asthma...
  41. pmc Long-term exposure to silica dust and risk of total and cause-specific mortality in Chinese workers: a cohort study
    Weihong Chen
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    PLoS Med 9:e1001206. 2012
    Human exposure to silica dust is very common in both working and living environments. However, the potential long-term health effects have not been well established across different exposure situations.
  42. pmc Comparison of WTC dust size on macrophage inflammatory cytokine release in vivo and in vitro
    Michael D Weiden
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40016. 2012
    ..Our hypotheses are that components of WTC dust strongly induce GM-CSF and MDC in AM; and that these two risk factors are in separate inflammatory pathways.
  43. ncbi Pulmonary ventilatory defects and occupational exposures in a population-based study in Spain. Spanish Group of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    J Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157:512-7. 1998
    ..was translated with an ad hoc developed job-exposure matrix (EM) into none, low, and high exposure to biological dust, mineral dust, and gases and fumes...
  44. pmc After the PBDE phase-out: a broad suite of flame retardants in repeat house dust samples from California
    Robin E Dodson
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:13056-66. 2012
    Higher house dust levels of PBDE flame retardants (FRs) have been reported in California than other parts of the world, due to the state's furniture flammability standard...
  45. pmc Dispersal in microbes: fungi in indoor air are dominated by outdoor air and show dispersal limitation at short distances
    Rachel I Adams
    Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    ISME J 7:1262-73. 2013
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  46. ncbi Inflammatory and genotoxic effects of sanding dust generated from nanoparticle-containing paints and lacquers
    Anne Thoustrup Saber
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nanotoxicology 6:776-88. 2012
    ..DNA damaging activity and inflammogenicity of sanding dust sampled during standardised sanding of boards painted with paints with and without nanoparticles were determined 24 ..
  47. ncbi Persistence of multiple illnesses in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers: a cohort study
    Juan P Wisnivesky
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Lancet 378:888-97. 2011
    ..We report incidence and prevalence rates of physical and mental health disorders during the 9 years since the attacks, examine their associations with occupational exposures, and quantify physical and mental health comorbidities...
  48. ncbi Internal exposure of nursery-school children and their parents and teachers to di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
    Holger M Koch
    Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schillerstr 25 29, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:15-22. 2004
    ..To date no information on the biological activity and toxicity of oxidative metabolites of DEHP is available. Since these are the major metabolites of DEHP toxicological data on these metabolites is urgently needed...
  49. pmc Dust inputs and bacteria influence dissolved organic matter in clear alpine lakes
    N Mladenov
    Departamento de Ecologia, Facultad de Ciencias and Instituto del Agua, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
    Nat Commun 2:405. 2011
    Remote lakes are usually unaffected by direct human influence, yet they receive inputs of atmospheric pollutants, dust, and other aerosols, both inorganic and organic...
  50. pmc Isomer profiles of perfluorochemicals in matched maternal, cord, and house dust samples: manufacturing sources and transplacental transfer
    Sanjay Beesoon
    Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1659-64. 2011
    Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are detectable in the general population and in the human environment, including house dust. Sources are not well characterized, but isomer patterns should enable differentiation of historical and contemporary ..
  51. ncbi Size selective dustiness and exposure; simulated workplace comparisons
    Derk H Brouwer
    TNO Quality of Life, Food and Chemical Risk Analysis PO Box 360, 3700 AJ Zeist, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:445-52. 2006
    ..Size-selective dust exposure was assessed using MultiDust (dual-fraction) IOM and RespiCon sampling heads...
  52. ncbi Reactions on mineral dust
    Courtney R Usher
    Department of Chemistry, and Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
    Chem Rev 103:4883-940. 2003
  53. ncbi Analytical developments and preliminary assessment of human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants from indoor dust
    Nele Van den Eede
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 37:454-61. 2011
    ..method was developed and validated for the analysis of organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) in indoor dust samples...
  54. ncbi Comparative assessment of human exposure to phthalate esters from house dust in China and the United States
    Ying Guo
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, and Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Empire State Plaza, P O Box 509, Albany, New York 12201 0509, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:3788-94. 2011
    ..In this study, we measured concentrations and profiles of 9 phthalate esters in indoor dust samples collected from six cities in China (n = 75)...
  55. ncbi Correlation between Asian dust storms and worsening asthma in Western Japan
    Masanari Watanabe
    Department of Respirology and Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Japan
    Allergol Int 60:267-75. 2011
    Severe wind storms during spring in East Asia, called Asian dust storms (ADS), have been assessed in the past for their effect on health in Asian countries...
  56. ncbi Clinical improvement and immunological changes in atopic dermatitis patients undergoing subcutaneous immunotherapy with a house dust mite allergoid: a pilot study
    C Bussmann
    Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1277-85. 2007
    House dust mites (HDMs) represent significant indoor allergen sources for patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  57. ncbi Dust mite allergens: ecology and distribution
    Larry G Arlian
    Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 0001, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2:401-11. 2002
    The most important allergy-causing mites found in homes worldwide are the house dust mites Dermatophagoides farinae, D. pteronyssinus, Euroglyphus maynei, and the storage mite Blomia tropicalis. Most homes contain multiple species...
  58. ncbi Airborne Asian sand dust enhances murine lung eosinophilia
    Miao He
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, China
    Inhal Toxicol 22:1012-25. 2010
    There is no experimental study demonstrating the effects of airborne Asian sand dust (AASD) on allergic lung eosinophilia...
  59. pmc Exposure to PBDEs in the office environment: evaluating the relationships between dust, handwipes, and serum
    Deborah J Watkins
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1247-52. 2011
    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in consumer products and are ubiquitous in residential indoor air and dust. However, little is known about exposure in the office environment.
  60. ncbi Seasonal variability of non-specific bronchial responsiveness in asthmatic patients with allergy to house dust mites
    G Riccioni
    Respiratory Physiopathology Center, G. D'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 22:5-9. 2001
    ..039; group B, p < 0.001). In patients allergic exclusively to house dust mites (group A), multiple comparisons and Student's t-test showed statistically significant differences between non-..
  61. ncbi Multi-residue method for the determination of brominated and organophosphate flame retardants in indoor dust
    Nele Van den Eede
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
    Talanta 89:292-300. 2012
    A new method was optimized for the simultaneous determination of several flame retardants (FRs) in indoor dust, namely polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) and ..
  62. pmc Metabolic syndrome biomarkers predict lung function impairment: a nested case-control study
    Bushra Naveed
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:392-9. 2012
    ..Cross-sectional studies demonstrate an association between metabolic syndrome and impaired lung function...
  63. pmc Atmospheric movement of microorganisms in clouds of desert dust and implications for human health
    Dale W Griffin
    U S Geological Survey, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 20:459-77, table of contents. 2007
    Billions of tons of desert dust move through the atmosphere each year...
  64. pmc Occurrence of toxigenic Aspergillus versicolor isolates and sterigmatocystin in carpet dust from damp indoor environments
    Steffen Engelhart
    Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3886-90. 2002
    ..of our pilot study was to quantify the proportion of toxigenic Aspergillus versicolor isolates in native carpet dust from damp dwellings with mold problems and to determine whether sterigmatocystin can be detected in this matrix...
  65. ncbi Exposure to thoracic dust, airway symptoms and lung function in cement production workers
    K C Nordby
    National Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 8149 Dep, NO 0033 Oslo, Norway
    Eur Respir J 38:1278-86. 2011
    Cement dust exposure has previously been associated with airway symptoms and ventilatory impairment...
  66. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke as a source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in settled household dust
    Eunha Hoh
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:4174-83. 2012
    Environmental tobacco smoke is a major contributor to indoor air pollution. Dust and surfaces may remain contaminated long after active smoking has ceased (called 'thirdhand' smoke)...
  67. ncbi Residential insecticide use and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Joanne S Colt
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:251-7. 2006
    ..Insecticide levels were measured in dust taken from used vacuum cleaner bags (682 cases and 513 controls)...
  68. ncbi A comparison of mortality related to urban air particles between periods with Asian dust days and without Asian dust days in Seoul, Korea, 2000-2004
    Jong Tae Lee
    Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Hanyang University, Hanyang University, Haengdang Dong 17, Seongdong Gu, Seoul 133 791, Republic of Korea
    Environ Res 105:409-13. 2007
    Recent papers have reported that Asian dust events have been associated with increased risks of all-cause mortality and rates of respiratory illness...
  69. ncbi Component-resolved diagnosis of house-dust mite allergy with purified natural and recombinant mite allergens
    G Pittner
    Division of Immunopathology, Department of Pathophysiology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:597-603. 2004
    ..Immunotherapy with mite allergen extracts is frequently performed if allergen avoidance is not possible or successful. However, highly controversial results have been reported for mite-specific immunotherapy...
  70. ncbi Asian sand dust enhances rhinovirus-induced cytokine secretion and viral replication in human nasal epithelial cells
    Nam Kyung Yeo
    Department of Otolaryngology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea
    Inhal Toxicol 22:1038-45. 2010
    Asian sand dust (ASD) originating in the arid deserts of Mongolia and China causes annual severe air pollution events in the Asia-Pacific area, including Korea, Japan, and China...
  71. ncbi Organotin compounds, including butyltins and octyltins, in house dust from Albany, New York, USA
    Kurunthachalam Kannan
    New York State Department of Health, and Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Wadsworth Center, State University of New York at Albany, Empire State Plaza, PO Box 509, Albany, NY 12201 0509, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 58:901-7. 2010
    ..Despite this, very few studies have reported the occurrence of OTs in house dust or exposure of humans to OTs through the ingestion of house dust...
  72. ncbi Effects of Asian dust storm events on hospital admissions for congestive heart failure in Taipei, Taiwan
    Chun Yuh Yang
    Faculty of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:324-8. 2009
    In spring, windblown dust storms originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China make their way to Taipei city. These occurrences are known as Asian dust storm (ADS) events...
  73. pmc Toll-like receptor 2 regulates organic dust-induced airway inflammation
    Jill A Poole
    Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 45:711-9. 2011
    Organic dust exposure in agricultural environments results in significant airway inflammatory diseases...
  74. ncbi Asian Dust Storm and pulmonary function of school children in Seoul
    Yun Chul Hong
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Centre, Republic of Korea
    Sci Total Environ 408:754-9. 2010
    Health effects of the Asian Dust Storm (ADS) have not been evaluated adequately, even though it may affect health of people in East Asia...
  75. ncbi Free, soluble interleukin-17 protein during severe inflammation in human airways
    M Laan
    Dept of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 19:534-7. 2002
    ..The significance of interleukin-17 in inflammatory airway diseases therefore deserves further evaluation...
  76. ncbi House dust mite control measures for asthma: systematic review
    P C Gøtzsche
    Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Allergy 63:646-59. 2008
    The major allergen in house dust comes from mites...
  77. ncbi House dust extracts have both TH2 adjuvant and tolerogenic activities
    Nicholas Ng
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0663, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1074-81. 2006
    ..We reasoned that sterile house dust extracts (HDEs) would have immunologic activities reflective of their environments of origin and therefore would be ..
  78. ncbi Perfluorinated compounds in house dust from Ohio and North Carolina, USA
    Mark J Strynar
    Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3751-6. 2008
    ..Given that their human exposure routes remain poorly characterized, the potential role of house dust needs to be more completely evaluated...
  79. ncbi Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls in indoor air and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in indoor air and dust in Birmingham, United Kingdom: implications for human exposure
    Stuart Harrad
    Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, Public Health Building, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 40:4633-8. 2006
    ..Concentrations in indoor dust from 8 homes were on average 215...
  80. pmc Relationships between polybrominated diphenyl ether concentrations in house dust and serum
    Paula I Johnson
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:5627-32. 2010
    ..This study examines the relationship between PBDE concentrations in house dust and serum from adults residing in these homes...
  81. pmc The structure of the dust mite allergen Der p 7 reveals similarities to innate immune proteins
    Geoffrey A Mueller
    Laboratory of Structural Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 125:909-917.e4. 2010
    Sensitization to house dust mite allergens is strongly correlated with asthma. Der p 7 elicits strong IgE antibody and T-cell responses in patients with mite allergy...
  82. pmc Impact of dust from multiple microenvironments and diet on PentaBDE body burden
    Deborah J Watkins
    Center for Environmental Health and Technology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:1192-200. 2012
    Our objectives were to determine relative contributions of diet and dust exposure from multiple microenvironments to PentaBDE body burden, and to explore the role of handwipes as a measure of personal exposure to PentaBDE...
  83. ncbi Nuclear magnetic resonance structure and IgE epitopes of Blo t 5, a major dust mite allergen
    Siew Leong Chan
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    J Immunol 181:2586-96. 2008
    A high incidence of sensitization to Blomia tropicalis, the predominant house dust mite species in tropical regions, is strongly associated with allergic diseases in Singapore, Malaysia, and Brazil...
  84. pmc House dust concentrations of organophosphate flame retardants in relation to hormone levels and semen quality parameters
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:318-23. 2010
    ..Although widespread human exposure to OP flame retardants is likely, there is a lack of human and animal data on potential health effects...
  85. ncbi Critical factors in assessing exposure to PBDEs via house dust
    Joseph G Allen
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Int 34:1085-91. 2008
    ..We measured PBDEs in residential dust collected from 20 homes in Boston, MA, to examine 5 key questions: 1) Does the choice of dust exposure metric-e.g...
  86. ncbi Reproducibility of allergen, endotoxin and fungi measurements in the indoor environment
    Joachim Heinrich
    GSF Institute of Epidemiology, POB 1129, D 85758 Neuherberg, Germany
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:152-60. 2003
    Measurements of biocontaminants in settled house dust once a year are commonly used to assess long-term exposure...
  87. ncbi Opposite effects of CD 14/-260 on serum IgE levels in children raised in different environments
    Waltraud Eder
    Innate Immunity Program for Genomic Applications, Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:601-7. 2005
    ..Most complex diseases are the result of interactions between polymorphisms in the genome and environmental exposures...
  88. pmc House dust (1-3)-beta-D-glucan and wheezing in infants
    Y Y Iossifova
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Allergy 62:504-13. 2007
    ..Endotoxin exposure was included as a possible confounder...
  89. ncbi Pesticides and their metabolites in the homes and urine of farmworker children living in the Salinas Valley, CA
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:331-49. 2007
    ..We tested methods for collecting house dust, indoor and outdoor air, dislodgeable residues from surfaces and toys, residues on clothing (sock and union suits), ..
  90. ncbi The effects of microbial materials adhered to Asian sand dust on allergic lung inflammation
    T Ichinose
    Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Notsuharu, Oita, Japan
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 55:348-57. 2008
    Asian sand dust (ASD) containing microbiological materials, sulfate (SO(4)(2)), and nitrate (NO(3)(-) ) derived from air pollutants in East China, reportedly cause adverse respiratory health effects...
  91. pmc Detection of organophosphate flame retardants in furniture foam and U.S. house dust
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7490-5. 2009
    ..couches, chairs, mattress pads, pillows, and, in one case, foam from a sound-proofing system of a laboratory-grade dust sieve, and were analyzed using gas chromatography mass spectrometry...
  92. ncbi Alternate and new brominated flame retardants detected in U.S. house dust
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:6910-6. 2008
    ..To determine if these alternate BFRs are present in indoor environments, we analyzed dust samples collected from 19 homes in the greater Boston, MA area during 2006...
  93. pmc Occupational exposures and the risk of COPD: dusty trades revisited
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Thorax 64:6-12. 2009
    ..The contribution of occupational exposures to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and, in particular, their potential interaction with cigarette smoking remains underappreciated...
  94. ncbi DEHP metabolites in urine of children and DEHP in house dust
    Kerstin Becker
    Umweltbundesamt Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:409-17. 2004
    ..Urine samples had been taken from 254 children aged 3 to 14. In addition, DEHP was analysed in house dust samples. These samples had been collected with vacuum cleaners in the homes of the children...
  95. ncbi Aerobiology and the global transport of desert dust
    Christina A Kellogg
    US Geological Survey, 600 4th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:638-44. 2006
    Desert winds aerosolize several billion tons of soil-derived dust each year, including concentrated seasonal pulses from Africa and Asia...
  96. ncbi Effects of Asian dust storm events on daily admissions for asthma in Taipei, Taiwan
    Chun Yuh Yang
    Institute of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Inhal Toxicol 17:817-21. 2005
    In spring, windblown dust storms originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China make their way to Taipei city. These occurrences are known as Asian dust storm (ADS) events...
  97. pmc PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposure
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 7:2. 2008
    ..PCBs were also used widely in building materials, including caulks and paints, but few studies have evaluated the contribution of these exposures to body burden...
  98. pmc Analysis of aggregate exposure to chlorpyrifos in the NHEXAS-Maryland investigation
    Yaohong Pang
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 2102, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:235-40. 2002
    As part of the National Human Exposure Assessment Survey (NHEXAS) in Maryland, we collected indoor air, carpet dust, exterior soil, and duplicate diet samples from a stratified random sample of 80 individuals to evaluate aggregate daily ..
  99. ncbi Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposures of children in low-income families
    J C Chuang
    National Exposure Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 9:85-98. 1999
    ..from household proximity to heavy traffic or industrial sources, environmental tobacco smoke, contaminated house dust or soil, among others...
  100. pmc Nanotoxicology: an emerging discipline evolving from studies of ultrafine particles
    Gunter Oberdorster
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:823-39. 2005
    ..An interdisciplinary team approach (e.g., toxicology, materials science, medicine, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, to name a few) is mandatory for nanotoxicology research to arrive at an appropriate risk assessment...
  101. ncbi Real-time PCR detection of environmental mycobacteria in house dust
    Eila Torvinen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 95, FI 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    J Microbiol Methods 82:78-84. 2010
    Analysing the number and species of microbes in indoor dust is needed for assessment of human exposure to microbes in dwellings...

Research Grants77

  1. NIEHS SUPPORT OF THE AHS COHORT STUDY AT NCI
    Charles Knott; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A methodological study to compare pesticide levels in dust samples from vacuum cleaner bags, which is a simpler and less expensive approach than the HVSS, provides a reliable ..
  2. THE AGRICULTURAL HEALTH STUDY - FIELD STATIONS
    Charles Lynch; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A methodological study to compare pesticide levels in dust samples from vacuum cleaner bags, which is a simpler and less expensive approach than the HVSS, provides a reliable ..
  3. ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC DISEASE CENTER
    Thomas A Platts Mills; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and adults admitted to hospital with asthma are allergic to one or more indoor allergens, particularly those from dust mite or cockroach...
  4. Cellular &Inflammatory Pathways in Ashtma &Allergic Diseases: From IgE to Cells
    LAWRENCE BARRY SCHWARTZ; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..common goal, we will study innate immune (dendritic cell and NKT cell) responses to an environmental factor, house dust extracts (HDEs), in Project 1...
  5. Comparison of Diesel and Biodiesel Emissions and Health Effects in Underground Mi
    Jefferey L Burgess; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Respirable dust, elemental carbon, black carbon, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), aldehydes, and ..
  6. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY - CACHE COUNTY STUDY CENTER
    Edward Clark; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water ...
  7. Human developmental toxicity of metal mixture exposure from e-waste recycling
    Aimin Chen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The applicants will assess the environmental (air, dust, soil) and biological (maternal blood, urine, hair, cord blood) exposure markers of e-waste metal mixtures (Pb, Hg, ..
  8. Low level exposure to PBDEs: testing the hormetic and epigenetic hypotheses
    Lucio G Costa; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is highest in infants (because of exposure through breast milk) and in toddlers (because of exposure through house dust and the diet)...
  9. Environmental Chitin Exposure in the Pathogenesis of Asthma
    Rene M Roy; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Exposure to common environmental allergens along with respiratory allergies to house dust mites, fungal spores, and cockroaches are risk factors in the development of asthma...
  10. Effect of Polybrominated Diphenal Ether Flame Retardant Exposure on Osteogenesis
    Deena J Small; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These chemicals leach into the atmosphere and dust from the household products in which they were used...
  11. ENHANCEMENT OF CORONARY CONSTRICTION BY COMBUSTION-SOURCE AIR TOXICS
    Matthew J Campen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..mice occurred when exposed by inhalation to fresh diesel or gasoline exhaust, but not aged, resuspended road dust, suggest that certain compounds in fresh emissions that drive cardiovascular responses may be lost in collected or ..
  12. Immunobiology of Acute Environmental Asthma
    David B Peden; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..are: (1) To study the relevance of Monarch-1 in three animal models of asthma (OVA-induced, endotoxin, and house dust mite and delineate the biochemical effects of Monarch-1 in vivo and ex vivo...
  13. Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and Person
    Rachel Morello-Frosch; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of human blood, urine, breast milk, and other tissues, and to sampling in personal spaces, such as testing dust and air in homes...
  14. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY SUPPORT
    Betty Wood; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  15. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY -CLINICAL BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
    VELAZQUEZ FRANCISCO; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  16. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY SUPPORT
    Betty Wood; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  17. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY SUPPORT
    Betty Wood; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  18. Mdig gene and histone demethylation in lung cancer
    Fei Chen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..cancer is the environmental and occupational exposure to carcinogens, including tobacco smoking and occupational dust. This project will investigate the mechanism of mdig gene, a newly identified lung cancer associated gene, in ..
  19. Role of Interleukin-1 in mediating epithelial-dendritic cell crosstalk in the lun
    BART N contact LAMBRECHT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Recent data show that the administration of house dust mite (HDM) allergens to the airways of mice induced an increase in several DC-activating cytokines, amongst which ..
  20. Utilization of calcite for the reduction of coal mine dust toxicity
    Xi Huang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the present study, we hypothesize that when exposure to coal dust is unavoidable and the ability of technology to further reduce dust levels is limited, calcite is effective in ..
  21. Functional impact of IL33 polymorphisms on asthma &other Th2-mediated diseases
    Kathleen C Barnes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the effects of IL33 genetic variation on production of IL-33 and sST2, in response to Th2-promoting antigens (dust mite, schistosome) in human myeloid cells;(iii) test for co-associations between the IL33 variants/haplotypes that ..
  22. Children's Exposure to Flame Retardants: Effects on Thyroid Hormone Regulation
    Heather M Stapleton; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the highest exposure and body burdens of PBDEs due to placental transfer, breast milk ingestion and inadvertent dust ingestion...
  23. Regulation of NF-kappaB in Lung Epithelium by ROS/RNS
    Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..IKK[unreadable] (IKK[unreadable]-SSG) occurs in epithelial cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or house dust mite, and is important in shutting down the activation of NF-?B...
  24. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY COORDINATING CENTER
    Elaine D Eaker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  25. Epithelial JNK-TGFb1 Signaling Axis in Airway Remodeling
    Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that activation of JNK1 in the airway epithelium is required for the development of subepithelial fibrosis in house dust mite- induced airways disease by promoting epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
  26. Development and validation of a chitin assay for environmental samples
    CHRISTINE ANNE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..polymer of [unreadable]1-4-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and is a structural component of common indoor organisms such as dust mites, cockroaches, and fungi that are known asthma triggers...
  27. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    William Hogan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  28. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED/EXPLORATORY)
    Lee Smith; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  29. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    Helen Koo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  30. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY SUPPORT
    Russell Walker; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  31. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED/EXPLORATORY)
    Lee Smith; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  32. SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY INFORMATION SYSTEM
    JAMES TER MAAT; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  33. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    DANA DABALEA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  34. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    Helen Koo; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  35. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    Kristina Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  36. Epithelial Regulation of Th2 Immune Responses in the Lung
    Marsha Wills-Karp; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our preliminary data collectively upport the novel hypothesis that the common allergen, house dust mite, triggers the rapid release of the immature dendritic cell chemoattractant, CCL20, from its storage sites on ..
  37. Role of pattern recognition receptors in organic dust-induced airway inflammation
    Jill A Poole; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Organic dust exposure in the agricultural industry, particularly from large animal farming, results in significant airway disease including bronchitis, exacerbation of asthma, and obstructive lung ..
  38. Environmental PPAR Agonists Accelerate Aging of Bone and Impair Lymphopoiesis
    AMELIA RACHEL HAAS BAKER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..resulted in significant land-based sources of this contaminant such that organotins are even measurable in house dust. Our data indicate that TBT is a highly potent activator of PPAR( in bone marrow stromal cells...
  39. The Epidemiology of Home Allergens and Asthma
    Diane R Gold; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In contrast, elevated early- life levels of dust mite increased allergic sensitization and active asthma risk;elevated home fungal levels in infancy increased ..
  40. Research on inhalation toxicology of environmental chemicals
    ROBERT O'CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..cancer stem cells, dendritic cells, diphtheria toxin, hyaluronan binding protein, liposomes, house dust extract)...
  41. Controlling Th2 immunity by tuning CXCL13 dependent DC migration in lymph nodes
    Frances E Lund; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..can "re-direct" non-protective or pathogenic Th2 responses to parasites such as Leishmania or allergens like House Dust Mite will remain elusive...
  42. Childhood Leukemia and Home Environmental Exposures
    Patricia A Buffler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Here, we propose a validation/reproducibility study in which we will collect repeated air and dust samples in 250 households selected from a large case-control study of childhood leukemia, namely, the Northern ..
  43. DUST MITE, COCKROACH AND CAT ALLERGENS IN ASTHMA
    Thomas A Platts-Mills; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  44. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY - PROGRAM &PLANNING SUPPORT FOR THE NCS PROGRAM OFFICE
    RAJNI SAMAVEDAM; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  45. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY - PROGRAM &PLANNING SUPPORT FOR THE NCS PROGRAM OFFICE
    RAJNI SAMAVEDAM; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  46. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY - SCHUYLKILL COUNTY STUDY CENTER
    Jennifer Culhane; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water...
  47. DC-T Cell Interactions in Pulmonary Immune Responses
    Anuradha Ray; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Our studies show that the allergen house dust mite and the Th2-skewing mucosal adjuvant cholera toxin (CT) induce expression of c-kit and its ligand, stem cell ..
  48. LOGISTICS FOR NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    David J Tollerud; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water. .
  49. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    JANUARY HRICISAK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water. . Specific Aims:
  50. Role of the Prolyl Isomerase Pin1 in the Development and Treatment of Asthma
    Kun Ping Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For example, it has been shown that house dust mites (HDM) allergens activate TLR4 signaling in epithelial cells to produce cytokines, including IL-33, which ..
  51. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in WTC Responders: Role of Nasal Pathology
    Jag Sunderram; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster, an estimated 40,000 individuals were exposed to significant amounts of dust while working in rescue, recovery and debris removal...
  52. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    Cheryl Wiggins; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water.
  53. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
    Anthony Mawson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and water.
  54. NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY, VANGUARD CENTER
    Jennifer Culhane; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Anticipated environmental samples include air, dust, soil, food, and wat
  55. MODIFIERS OF CARCINOGENESIS--ENVIRONMENTAL PAH MIXTURES
    William Baird; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..recent results from a standard mixture of PAH extracted from coal tar, SRM 1597, to two extracts derived from urban dust, SAM 1649 and from diesel exhaust (SRM 1650) obtained from the NIST...
  56. IMMUNOCHEMICAL ASSAY OF AEROALLERGENS
    Charles Reed; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Indoors, we find not only house dust mite and cat but in Harlem tenements, substantial amounts of cockroach and mouse urinary protein...
  57. Hantavirus Vaccines Based On Nonreplicating Adenoviruses
    David Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    Hantaviruses are spread from infected rodents to man in dust particles derived from rodent urine, feces or saliva. Old World hantaviruses were first recognized during the Korean war, infecting thousands of U.S. troops with 10% mortality...
  58. International Program for Mining Health and Safety
    Jefferey Burgess; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3) Conduct in-country research including dust and metals exposure, engineering controls and personal respirators, respiratory health, genetic susceptibility, ..
  59. ANTIGENIC STRUCTURE OF PURIFIED HOUSE DUST MITE ALLERGEN
    Martin Chapman; Fiscal Year: 1992
    House dust mites (Dermatophagoides) are an important cause of allergic diseases such as perennial rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis and the two principal species, D. pteronyssinus and D...
  60. Neurotoxicity of NMDA Receptor Antagonists
    Frank Sharp; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..from applicant?s abstract): The non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonists, including phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust), ketamine (Special K), and dizocilpine (MK-801), have been used as anesthetics, protect against experimental ..
  61. Domestic endotoxin exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nadia Hansel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Specifically, we propose a longitudinal study to measure settled dust and airborne endotoxin levels, at baseline, 3 months and 6 months, in homes of 75 former smokers with COPD...
  62. PATHOGENESIS OF MINERAL DUST TOXICITY
    Agnes Kane; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..This experimental approach may ultimately provide a strategy to prevent acute toxicity and the chronic complications resulting from exposure to asbestos fibers...
  63. INCREASING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AMONG CARPENTERS
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Carpenters are exposed to occupational health hazards (e.g., asbestos, wood dust, solvents) and engage in lifestyle behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol use) that may increase their CRC risk...
  64. Prevention of Head and Neck Carcinogenesis with a Plant-Derived Compound
    Rebecca Leeman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..caused by the effects of environmental carcinogens including tobacco, alcohol, betel quid, organic solvents, coal dust, welding fumes, asbestos, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...
  65. Rapid Test for Monitoring Dust Mite Avoidance in Homes
    Martin Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Allergens found in the home derived from dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches and fungi are commonly associated with the development of asthma...
  66. ACTION OF DMSA ON CELLULAR LEAD METABOLISM AND TOXICITY
    Joel Pounds; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..that 5 million or more young children are at high risk from all sources of Pb, including food, drinking water, dust, dirt and gasoline, and paint...
  67. Socio-Cultural Influences on Allergic Sensitization
    Ginger Chew; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..such that poor housing lends rise to cockroach and mouse allergens, and high humidity is associated with high house dust mite (HDM) allergen levels...
  68. Estimating the Environmental Burden in Two Orphan Lung Diseases
    MARK DOUGLAS EISNER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..For PAP, estimating the PAF linked to dust inhalation, in particular silica (including concrete construction) in salaried occupations as well as in non- ..
  69. Preventing Child Residential Lead Exposure By Window Replacement
    MICHAEL LANE WEITZMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..through a research project that will examine the effect of window replacement and repair on levels of lead in house dust, the principal source of exposure for most children...