Principles of Environmental Health

This course examines health issues, the scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries.

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.