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3175. Environmental Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1102 or equivalent; CHEM 1122 or equivalent; open to Allied Health Sciences, ENVS, EVST and ENGR majors, BPS and BGS students, others with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. Recommended prep: a course in animal anatomy and physiology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course will focus on the environmental health consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals, food contaminants and radiation. Basic principles of toxicology will be discussed, followed by lectures on specific topics such as: cancer, occupational hazards, radiation, genetic biomonitoring, risk assessment techniques, risk/benefit analysis, social/legal aspects of regulating toxic chemicals, and other related topics.