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Evaluating Toxic Particulates

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At the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, life scientists use the Environmental Health Effects (EHE) Laboratory to assess the toxicity of particulate matter. In collaboration with the U.S. Air Force, scientists use research models to determine the potential toxicity and biomarkers of inhaled particulate matter and burn pit emissions.

EHE’s mission is to conduct basic and applied toxicology research to assess the risk, or reduce uncertainty in the risk, posed to DOD personnel, as well as civilian populations, that are potentially exposed to chemical contaminants and certain physical agents associated with DOD systems and operations.

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