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Clinical Studies in Enviromental Health—EPA

Selected Studies

Effects of omega-3 fatty acids in Ambient Air Pollution Exposure in Healthy Adults: (PISCES STUDY): IRB #16-1048

What is the purpose of this research study?

The purpose of the research study is to examine the effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids in protecting cardiopulmonary function from ambient air pollution in adults. Healthy, nonsmoking adults ages 35 to 55 will be screened for dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Qualified subjects either have a high intake of EPA/DHA from dietary sources or supplements, OR have a low intake of EPA/ DHA from their diets. Breathing, blood draw, heart rate tests, retinal imaging and brachial artery ultrasound will be performed.

Can I take part in the study?

You may be able to take part in the study if you are:

  • A healthy nonsmoker
  • Between the ages of 35 and 55

What will I be asked to do?

  • Complete pre-study screening.
  • Maintain current diet pattern for the whole study.
  • 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.
  • Wear a GPS and activity monitor during a 24hr period during each visit study session.
  • 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 27 hours over a 5 week period.

What will I get for volunteering?

If you complete all visits and procedures, we will pay you $1125.

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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SOZIAL STUDY Currently Not Accepting Recruitment

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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