A panel study of occupational exposure to fine particulate matter and changes in DNA methylation over a single workday and years worked in boilermaker welders

@inproceedings{Kile2013APS,
  title={A panel study of occupational exposure to fine particulate matter and changes in DNA methylation over a single workday and years worked in boilermaker welders},
  author={Molly L. Kile and Shona C. Fang and Andrea A. Baccarelli and Letizia Tarantini and Jennifer M. Cavallari and David C. Christiani},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to pollutants including metals and particulate air pollution can alter DNA methylation. Yet little is known about intra-individual changes in DNA methylation over time in relationship to environmental exposures. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of acute- and chronic metal-rich PM2.5 exposures on DNA methylation. METHODS Thirty-eight male boilermaker welders participated in a panel study for a total of 54 person days. Whole blood was collected prior to any welding… CONTINUE READING