Health and Environmental Effects Research
NHEERL Scientists Receive SOT Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section Award
Six NHEERL Experimental Toxicology Division (ETD) scientists were among the authors receiving the Society of Toxicology's (SOT's) Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section 2008 Paper of the Year Award. This award is given to the authors of the best paper, based on meritorious, high-quality research that contributes to the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology, published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year. The winning paper, "The role of particulate matter (PM)-associated zinc in cardiac injury in rats," was selected for its unique experimental design yielding evidence of how soluble components of PM may cause cardiac injury. The distinction between the soluble and insoluble PM components brings to the forefront the need to consider labile compartments when assessing potential public risk.
Citation: Kodavanti, U.P., Schladweiler, M.C., Gilmour, P.S., Wallenborn, J.G., Mandavilli, B.S., Ledbetter, A.D., Christiani, D.C., Runge, M.S., Karoly, E.D., Costa, D.L., Peddada, S., Jaskot, J., Richards, J.H., Thomas, R., Nageswara, M., Nyska, A. The role of particulate matter-associated zinc in cardiac injury in rats. Environ. Health Perspect. 116:13-20, 2008.