When guinea pigs were exposed to 2 ppm nitrogen dioxide continously for 7, 14, and 21 days, a significant increase was found in the average area per alveolar wall cell (P < .025). The duration of the experiment was also significant (P <.05). The method as used, based on an image analyzer quantitation of 9,824 lactate dehydrogenase- positive alveolar wall cells, can contribute to the basic understanding of the type 2 pneumocyte and potentially to the establishment of air quality standards.
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- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Science(all)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis