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Clinical Studies in Enviromental Health—EPA

Selected Studies

SOZIAL STUDY

What is the purpose of this research study?

The purpose of this study is to understand how social factors may modify how people respond to air pollution.

Can I take part in the study?

You may be able to be in the study if you

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 33,
  • Do not smoke,
  • And are healthy.

What will I be asked to do?

  • Complete pre-study screening.
  • Complete a training session to learn about the study and study procedures.
  • Breathe clean air and air with carefully controlled amounts of pollutants during 2 2-day sessions.
  • Exercise on and off at 15-minute intervals during exposures.
  • Take part in breathing tests, including one called spirometry.
  • Have your blood pressure and heart rate monitored.
  • Have blood drawn before and after each exposure and on the follow up day.
  • Avoid certain medications, vitamins, and environmental exposures for 24-48 hours before study appointments.

How long will it take?

Following initial screening, the study will take about 18 hours over about 5-6 weeks.

What will I get for volunteering?

If you complete the procedures, we will pay you $1500.00.

How can I sign up or get more information?

Call us or send an email. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm EST. After hours, please leave a message on voice mail, and we will return your call promptly.

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CRU-BRONCHOSCOPY

What is the purpose of this research study?

The purpose of this study is to acquire cells from both blood and lungs for further test tube studies of environmental agents.

Can I take part in the study?

You may be able to be in the study if you

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 40,
  • Do not smoke, and
  • Are healthy, OR
  • Have mild asthma and are healthy otherwise.

What will I be asked to do?

  • Have a free physical exam.
  • Take part in breathing tests.
  • Have blood drawn through a small intravenouse (IV) tube.
  • Complete a training session.
  • Undergo a bronchoscopy procedure.

How long will it take?

  • After screening there will be 1 4-hour visit, but.
  • You must stay in the local area for 48 hours after the study.

What will I get for volunteering?

If you complete the procedures, we will pay you $375.00.

How can I sign up or get more information?

Call us or send an email. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm EST. After hours, please leave a message on voice mail, and we will return your call promptly.

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