Substantial quantities of nickel are emitted in residual oil fly ash (ROFA), but until recently, the species of nickel emitted were unknown.
What does ROFA stand for?
ROFA stands for Residual Oil Fly Ash (respiration)
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The purpose of this study was to determine if pulmonary exposure to a PM surrogate, such as residual oil fly ash (ROFA), affects endothelinm-dependent dilation in the systemic microcirculation.
Previous studies in this laboratory have demonstrated enhanced inflammation and mortality after intratracheal instillation (IT) and inhalation (INH) of residual oil fly ash (ROFA) in a rat model of pulmonary hypertension induced by monocrotaline (MCT).
A correlation between some biological effects of residual oil fly ash observed in vitro and its metal and transition metal content has been reported (Lambert et al.
However, a recent study revealed a decreased heart rate when residual oil fly ash was instilled into the rats (12).
Residual oil fly ash (ROFA) is a metallic by-product of the combustion of fossil fuel oil, which has been shown to induce a variety of proinflammatory responses in lung cells.
Soluble transition metals mediate the acute pulmonary injury and airway hyperreactivity induced by residual oil fly ash particles.
Residual oil fly ash exposure enhances allergic sensitization to house dust mite.