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Pulmonary Effects of 100% Biodiesel Exhaust

2016-02-24 23:53:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Air pollution is a global environmental and health concern, contributing to onset and deterioration of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. As climate change and dependence on diminishing fossil fuel supplies have taken center stage in political and scientific debates, renewable carbon-neutral fuels like biodiesel receive increasing attention. The most common biodiesel within the European Union, rapeseed oil methyl ester (RME) is perceived to be a "green fuel", as it is sustainable and of biological origin, and therefore is often predicted to be less harmful to human health. Whilst replacing petrodiesel with biodiesel may have advantageous ecological impacts, consequences to respiratory health remained largely unexplored.

The purpose of the current study is to evaluate whether inhalation of 100% RME biodiesel exhaust would result in an acute airway inflammatory response in healthy human subjects, as shown previously following exposure to petrodiesel exhaust.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Inflammation

Intervention

Bronchoscopy

Status

Completed

Source

Umeå University

Results (where available)

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