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Table 2 Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cell counts in Sprague Dawley rats

From: Inhalation of welding fumes reduced sperm counts and high fat diet reduced testosterone levels; differential effects in Sprague Dawley and Brown Norway rats

 Total cell number (106)Macrophages (106)Neutrophils (106)
Week 12 – exposure
 Air + Reg3.83 + 0.43.83 + 0.40.00 + 0.0
 Air + HF4.46 + 0.54.46 + 0.50.00 + 0.0
 GMA-SS + Reg92.1 + 13.0 ab77.6 + 11.0 ab14.5 + 5.2 abc
 GMA-SS + HF68.0 + 9.7 ab65.3 + 9.7 ab2.71 + 1.3 ab
Week 24 – recovery
 Air + Reg4.66 + 0.54.65 + 0.50.01 + 0.01
 Air + HF3.51 + 0.43.50 + 0.40.01 + 0.01
 GMA-SS + Reg6.94 + 1.1b4.99 + 0.50.16 + 0.01
 GMA-SS + HF4.92 + 0.84.87 + 0.70.06 + 0.02
  1. Total cell number, macrophages and neutrophils in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from Sprague Dawley rat lungs at week 12 after a 5-week exposure to 20 mg/m3 of GMA-SS; and at week 24 after a 12 week recovery period. Mean ± SD (n = 6). Significant effects are highlighted in bold
  2. aSignificantly different from Air+Reg diet (p < 0.05)
  3. bSignificantly different from Air+HF diet (p < 0.05)
  4. cSignificantly different from GMA-SS + HF diet (p < 0.05)