Effects of exposure to secondhand smoke on nasal congestion

Professor Suzaynn Schick is recruiting healthy nonsmokers who are not exposed to SHS in daily life to study the effects of acute exposure to SHS on nasal congestion on both healthy and allergic individuals. We are looking for non-smoking volunteers who are either healthy or who have mild to moderate nasal allergies.  You must be between the ages of 18 and 50, able to perform moderate exercise, and have no other serious health problems.   The study requires 5 visits to the Lung Biology Center, located at the San Francisco General Hospital.  Visits will be 2-3 hours long and can be scheduled at your convenience Monday through Friday.  Visits must be separated by 2-3 weeks, so the entire study will take 8-12 weeks to complete.   Payment for the complete study will be $280. If you are interested, and think you may be eligible, please e-mail [email protected] and a description of the study will be forwarded to you.