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Cover: Photograph by Keith Weller, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The air-curtain orchard sprayer uses multiple crossflow fans to disperse pesticide to apple trees.

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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2008. Respiratory Disesases Research at NIOSH. Committee to Review the NIOSH Respiratory Diseases Research Program. Rpt. No. 4, Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

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