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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Immunotoxicity of Workplace Xenobiotics

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The Immunotoxicity of Workplace Xenobiotics interagency agreement (IAG) functions to enhance the immunotoxicological evaluations of humans exposed to quantifiable levels of xenobiotics in the environment and workplace. To date work funded by this IAG has examined immune responses in diverse worker populations including farmers, healthcare and hospital workers, firefighters, and manufacturing workers (nanomaterials, lead batteries). A variety of occupational populations in the agriculture, forestry, service, and manufacturing sectors are at elevated risk of fungal exposures due to workers handling contaminated cellulose-based materials. The current projects focus on the growing concern of personal exposure to fungal bioaerosols and the potential toxicity of mold and mold-related xenobiotics from contaminated materials.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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