Airborne particles in the San Joaquin Valley may affect human health
Mai A. Ngo, UC Davis
Kent E. Pinkerton, UC Davis
Sandra Freeland, UC Davis
Michael Geller, University of Southern California (USC)
Walter Ham, UC Davis
Steven Cliff, UC Davis
Laurie E. Hopkins, UC Davis
Michael J. Kleeman, UC Davis
Urmila P. Kodavanti, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Emily Meharg, UC Davis
Laurel Plummer, UC Davis
Julian J. Recendez, UC Davis
Marc B. Schenker, UC Davis
Constantinos Sioutas, USC
Suzette Smiley-Jewell, UC Davis
Christine Haas, UC Davis
Joyce Gutstein, UC Davis
Anthony S. Wexler, UC Davis
California Agriculture 64(1):12-16. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v064n01p12.
Investigators used a mobile laboratory to study the effects of various sizes of particulate matter in rats.
M.A. Ngo is Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health and the Environment (CHE), UC Davis; K.E. Pinkerton is Director, CHE, UC Davis; S. Freeland is Manager, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS), UC Davis; M. Geller is Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California (USC); W. Ham is Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis; S. Cliff is Project Scientist, San Joaquin Valley Aerosol Health Effects Research Center, UC Davis; L.E. Hopkins is Graduate Student Researcher, CHE, UC Davis; M.J. Kleeman is Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis; U.P. Kodavanti is Senior Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; E. Meharg is Graduate Student Researcher, CHE, UC Davis; L. Plummer is Graduate Student Researcher, CHE, UC Davis; J.J. Recendez is Staff Research Associate, CHE, UC Davis; M.B. Schenker is Professor, WCAHS, UC Davis; C. Sioutas is Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC; S. Smiley-Jewell is Principal Editor, CHE, UC Davis; C. Haas is Student Assistant, CHE, UC Davis; J. Gutstein is Director, Public Service Research Program, John Muir Institute of the Environment, UC Davis; A.S. Wexler is Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, UC Davis;
We thank Fred Swanson, Director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research Center in Parlier and the Center staff for their assistance and access to laboratory space to conduct these on-site experiments. We also thank the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for collaboration. This research was funded in part by a grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (U07/CCU906162) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (RD-832414 and R826246) to UC Davis. The research presented here has not been subject to the EPA's required peer and policy review. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred.