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Exposure and Environmental Analysis Service (HSPH)

Core Summary:

"The Exposure and Environmental Analyzes Service provides exposure assessment equipment, design of experimental apparatus, laboratory analyzes of environmental and biological samples, support for methods development and pilot data, as well as training for researchers and students. The service maintains facilities such as clean rooms and exposure chambers."

Specific services are provided by the four affiliated laboratories.

Institutions:
  • Harvard School of Public Health
Personnel/Contact Information:

Member: Shine, James, Ph.D.
Role: Senior Lecturer on Aquatic Chemistry
Phone: (617) 384-8806
Email

Member: Spengler, John, Ph.D.
Role: Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Phone: (617)384-8810
Email

Member: Shore, Stephanie, Ph.D.
Role: Senior Lecturer on Physiology
Phone: (617) 432-0199
Email

Services:
  • Environmental microbiology material analysis

    Example of analysis:
    * fungal and bacterial cultures and identification
    * vaccinia and influenza viruses
    * endotoxin
    * allergens (cat, mite, mouse, dog, cockroach, alternaria)

    Service provided by affiliated core facility: Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Environmental Microbiology Lab Trace Metals Lab.

  • Inorganic chemistry material analysis

    Example of analysis:
    * particle mass and number counts by fractionated sizes
    * black carbon, sulfate, nitrates, ammonium, acidity

    Service provided by affiliated core facility: Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Inorganic Chemistry Lab.

  • Organic chemistry material analysis

    Example of analysis:
    * organochlorine
    * polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
    * volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    * polybrominated diphynl ethers (PBDEs)
    * aldehydes
    * polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
    * metaoblies of PAH, naphthalene, pesticides

    Service provided by affiliated core facility: Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Organic Chemistry Lab.

  • Trace metals material analysis service

    Example of analysis: "biological (human, vegetation, food, fish and animal) and environmental (water, air, dust, soil and sediment) measurements of metals (e.g., Pb, Cd, As, Mn, Cr, Ni, Zn, Hg)."

    Service provided by affiliated core facility: NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Trace Metals Lab.


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