Additional file 2: of Chronic pulmonary exposure to traffic-related fine particulate matter causes brain impairment in adult rats

  • Jiunn-Horng Kang (Contributor)
  • Ta Chih Hsiao (Contributor)
  • Yi Syuan Lin (Contributor)
  • Zhe Wei Lin (Contributor)
  • Chi Hsiang Shih (Contributor)
  • Li Wei Kuo (Creator)
  • Kuan Hung Cho (Contributor)
  • Jen Kun Chen (Contributor)
  • Hsiao-Chi Chuang (Contributor)
  • Kai-Jen Chuang (Contributor)
  • Tsun Jen Cheng (Contributor)
  • Yu-Chun Lo (Creator)



Table S1. Meteorological and gaseous data measured by the traffic-related EPA Yonghe air quality monitoring stations during the study period. Table S2. Instruments used to characterize the exposure conditions for rats. Figure S2. Characterization of particle size and penetration distribution (between outdoor and whole-body exposure system) determined using a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS, TSI 3936; upper size limit: 710 nm). (a) The exposure cages (yellow marked: 1–1, 1–3, 1–5, 2–3, 3–1, 3–3 and 3–5) were measured for size-penetration distribution. (b) The individual cage for animal exposure showed a consistent size-penetration distribution. The geometric mean diameter (GMD) was 50 nm. (DOCX 152 kb)