Kado, Norman

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Adjunct Professor
Email: nykado@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-2457


Bioassay and chemical analysis of environmental complex mixtures; analysis of airborne particle and vapor-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Occupational and environmental exposure and biological monitoring of airborne toxicants.


  • Environmental Health Science & Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, 1978 PhD
  • Biology, University of California, Riverside, 1972 B.A.


  • ETX 131 - Environmental Toxicology of Air Pollutants

Professional Activities:

Recent Publications:

Maddalena RL, McKone TE, Kado NY. Simple and rapid extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons collected on polyurethane foam adsorbent Atmospheric Environment 32 (14-15): 2497-2503 AUG 1998

De Martinis BS, Kado NY, de Carvalho LRF, et al. Genotoxicity of fractionated organic material in airborne particles from Sao Paulo, Brazil Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology And Environmental Mutagenesis 446 (1): 83-94 OCT 29 1999

Kado NY, Okamoto RA, Karim J, et al. Airborne particle emissions from 2-and 4-stroke outboard marine engines: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and bioassay analyses Environmental Science & Technology 34 (13): 2714-2720 JUL 1 2000

Chun HS, Kuzmicky PA, Kado NY, et al. Toxicity of Trp-P-2 to cultured human and rat keratinocytes Chemico-Biological Interactions 127 (3): 237-253 JUL 14 2000

De Martinis BS, Okamoto RA, Kado NY, et al. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a bioassay-fractionated extract of PM10 collected in Sao Paulo, Brazil Atmospheric Environment 36 (2): 307-314 JAN 2002

Maddalena RL, McKone TE, Kado NY Exposure chamber measurements of mass transfer and partitioning at the plant/air interface Environmental Science & Technology 36 (16): 3577-3585 AUG 15 2002

Kobayashi R, Okamoto RA, Maddalena RL, et al. Measurement and mechanism of PAH uptake in wheat grain. Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society 228: U627-U627 227-ENVR Part 1 AUG 22 2004 Kado NY, Okamoto RA, Kuzmicky PA, et al. Emissions of toxic pollutants from compressed natural gas and low sulfur diesel-fueled heavy-duty transit buses tested over multiple driving cycles Environmental Science & Technology 39 (19): 7638-7649 OCT 1 2005

Okamoto RA, Kado NY, Kuzmicky PA, et al. Unregulated emissions from compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses configured with and without oxidation catalyst Environmental Science & Technology 40 (1): 332-341 JAN 1 2006