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Immunotoxicity: The Risk is Real

Categorized Under: Environment, Health, Scientific + Engineering Analysis



ICF International's MaryJane Selgrade co-authored this article published in Toxicological Sciences in September 2007. There is evidence that in utero exposure to cigarette smoke and arsenic but not polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) is associated with increased risk of allergic disease. There is clearly potential for designing studies that could address both issues.

Authored By

  • MaryJane Selgrade

    Technical DirectorICF International

    MaryJane Selgrade joined ICF International after serving for more than 30 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She started her career as a microbiologist and most recently was Chief of the Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch of the Environmental Public Health Division within the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.

    Dr. Selgrade has conducted, directed, and managed research in respiratory and immunotoxicology, such as the role of air pollution in induction and exacerbation of asthma, potential allergenicity of genetically modified crops, potential risks associated with mold in the indoor environment, effects of both criteria air pollutants and hazardous air pollutants of immune and pulmonary endpoints, and methods and models for assessing respiratory sensitizers.

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Published: Sep 11, 2010
Source: Toxicological Sciences

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