06 Mar Diesel exhaust, stress and health
We are interested in understanding how air pollution from traffic sources, like diesel exhaust, and mental stress affect your heart. We are looking for healthy men and women ages 20 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will be asked to:
• Come into our office in the University District for a 45-minute screening visit. We do this to make sure you are a good fit for the study.
• If you are a good fit for the study we ask that you come back to our office 4 times over the next few months. You will be asked to spend most of the day (from 8 AM – 3 PM) participating in study activities such as filling out questionnaires, providing saliva, urine and blood samples and having your blood pressure taken. On two of the visits you will be exposed to diesel exhaust for two hours and/or be asked to perform a mental stress test.
• The morning day after your visit you will be asked to come back to our office to give a blood sample and take a few other tests. This will only take about 30 minutes.
You will be paid $30 for the screening visit. After completing each visit and follow-up visit, you will be paid $150. If you complete all 4 exposure sessions, you will receive an additional $100. In total, you will be paid $730 if you complete the whole study.
We are looking for healthy men and women ages 20 – 49 years old that are
• Not smokers
• Not pregnant
• Do not have high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol or a history of PTSD or other chronic conditions that require medication
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Interaction of Air Pollution and Psychosocial Stress on Cardiovascular Disease
Anjum Hajat, PhD
Joel Kaufman, MD MPH
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University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105