Accession Number : ADA306420

Title :   Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : LOVELACE BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE NM INHALATION TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Bice, David E. ; Hahn, Fletcher F. ; Hoover, Mark D. ; Neft, Robin E. ; Thornton-Manning, Janice R.

PDF Url : ADA306420

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 223

Abstract : The Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute (ITRI) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center operated for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) by the Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute, a nonprofit subsidiary of The Lovelace Institutes. ITRI is designated as a 'Single Program Laboratory' within the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research, Office of Energy Research. Approximately 80% of the Institute's research is funded by DOE; the remainder is funded by a variety of governmental, trade association, and industry sources. The mission of ITRI is to conduct basic and applied research to improve our understanding of the nature and magnitude of the human health impacts of inhaling airborne materials in the home, workplace, and general environment. Institute research programs have a strong basic science orientation with emphasis on the nature and behavior of airborne materials, the fundamental biology of the respiratory tract, the fate of inhaled materials and the mechanisms by which they cause disease, and the means by which data produced in the laboratory can be used to estimate risks to human health. Disorders of the respiratory tract continue to be a major health concern, and inhaled toxicants are thought to contribute substantially to respiratory morbidity. As the largest laboratory dedicated to the study of basic inhalation toxicology, ITRI provides a national resource of specialized facilities, personnel, and educational activities serving the needs of government, academia, and industry.

Descriptors :   *TOXICOLOGY, *INHALATION, SOURCES, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, IMPACT, EDUCATION, BIOLOGY, HUMANS, HEALTH, MATERIALS, AIRBORNE, ENERGY, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), TOXIC AGENTS, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, RESOURCES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MEDICAL RESEARCH, BIOMEDICINE, MORBIDITY.

Subject Categories : Toxicology

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