Our capabilities include the development of novel aerosol and gas generation systems. In addition to generating simulated environments, our group characterizes these environments in terms of: toxicant levels, particle size distributions, microscopic imaging, chemical analysis and exposure conditions. Our telemetry devices allow implantable sensors which can provide real-time health data for animals pre, during and post-exposure. We also specialize in conducting non-invasive health monitoring with instruments such as mouse and rat plethysmographs.
Some of the individual projects we are currently working on include:
- Military burn pit emissions of particles and chemicals
- Field collections of aerosols from mountain top mining
- Characterization of fracking or heavy vehicular traffic areas, and combustion emissions
- Biological impacts of 3-D printing emissions
- E-cigarette/vaping and evaluation of biological health impacts on pregnancy, offspring and subsequent generations.
- Exposure of high-production volume nanomaterials such as titanium dioxide
- Mixtures such as carbon black and ozone as a surrogate for environmental pollution