The animal exposure unit consists of modern inhalation exposure chamber, which allows highly controlled environment to study effects of combustion emissions in mice. The inhalation exposure system can be used both in PM and direct combustion emission studies, as well as observing effects of gas phase and controlled photochemical aging of emissions in mice. Animals are exposed to exactly the same aerosol than in air-liquid cell exposure system, which allows highly comparable results from both units. In addition, animal exposure unit has a capability to examine effects of PM in mice by using conventional intratracheal aspiration methods, which is required in the study of individual causative components of PM mixture that are potentially harmful for health.
For more information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Pasi Jalava, pasi.jalava(at)uef.fi.