Assessment of Cardiac Function in Mice Chronically Exposed to Volatile Organic Compounds
Atmospheric air pollutants, including Volatile Organic Compounds such as acrolein and polyvinyl chloride (VOC), have been linked to increased cardiovascular and metabolic dysfunction. This is of particular interest in Wyoming, where industrial mining may increase exposure to VOC. This project is part of a recently begun two-year collaboration with Dr. Jun Ren (UW Pharmacy School), to examine the relationship between VOC exposure and cardio-metabolic syndrome. We hypothesize that chronic (6-12 week) exposure to aerosolized VOC will result in cardiac dysfunction in mice. Mice will be exposed to ...
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