While air and noise pollution have been well documented independently, their combined effects are insufficiently discussed, until recently. In this blog post, we discuss a recent publication from Kuntic et al. on the combined and individual effects of these pollutants in mice.
While health and safety precautions are rightly focused on preventing shooting-related injury and death at firing ranges, heavy metal exposure also poses substantial health risks. Kim et al. recently modeled the acute health effects of particulate matter inhalation from firearm smoke in mice, which we review in this post.
While rodents have long been used to model many human diseases, their anatomical, physiological, and immunological differences from humans cannot be ignored when modeling respiratory inflammation. Recently, Khoury et al. demonstrated how ferrets can be used to model inflammatory respiratory disease and injury, which we review in this blog post.
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