This course examines current major environmental health challenges via a natural science approach that includes the scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems. Enrollment Limit: 60.
Fall, Cross-Listed Course
Natural Science (NS)