Establishment of a Center for Environmental Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio.
Final rept. 15 Sep 93-14 Sep 94,
MEDICAL COLL OF OHIO AT TOLEDO
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The Center for Environmental Medicine has been established at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio with Dr Michael A. Pereira, Ph.D. as Director. The Center consists of two divisions, i.e. Molecular Toxicology and Respiratory Toxicology. The Molecular Toxicology Division has initiated studies to better understand the carcinogenic activity of compounds of interest to the U.S. Air Force. These studies have emphasized trichloroethylene, a major contaminant around Air Force bases. A letter of agreement with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is being formalized so as to allow their collaboration. Studies that have been initiated include 1 demonstration of the tumor promoting activity of trichloroethylene in mouse liver 2 determination of the molecular mechanism for the tumor promoting activity of trichloroethylene and 3 determination of the biochemical molecular activity of trichloroethylene in mouse liver. The Respiratory Toxicology Division has initiated the following studies Program information has been obtained to determine the appropriate site, space needs, design criteria and project cost for a building to house the Center for Environmental Medicine.
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