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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Toxicology study of emissions from a burn pit simulator
Principal Investigator:

Nathan Ravi

Location: St Louis, MO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $168,926
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Carbonaceous (i.e., carbon-containing) particulate matter (PM) emitted by the combustion of waste in military burn pits is associated with post-deployment sudden illnesses, such as the Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI is a syndrome where otherwise healthy soldiers return with debilitating conditions ranging from acute respiratory inflammations to chronic impaired endocrine function. The nature by which it develops is unknown. To shed light over the effect of military burn pit emissions contributing t...

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