FEATURED COURSES · SPRING 2019

Introduction to Environmental Health

Pop Health/Envir St 471


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Tues/Thurs
1:00 - 2:15 PM
3 credits


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Biological Science Intermediate

Instructor

Marty Kanarek
Marty Kanarek
Professor in Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health; Professor of Environmental Studies
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduction to Environmental Health equips students to understand one of the key drivers of public health. The course teaches an introduction to the research methods of toxicology and epidemiology that are used to discover the adverse effects of pollutants on human health. The course examines real environmental health disasters, including mercury poisoning in Minimata Bay, Japan; mass casualties in Bhopal, India, from a chemical plant explosion; the giant radiation disasters at Chernobyl, Ukraine, and Fukishima, Japan; and global warming, among others. The course spans infectious disease, cancer, heart disease, air and water pollution, pesticides, fracking, childhood lead poisoning, asbestos deaths, foodborne illness and many others.


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