Chemicals and Health

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Syllabus
Week 1
Week 1: Welcome & Introduction
Welcome to Chemicals and Health – Megan Latshaw
Chemicals in our environment: What is a chemical and how are we exposed? – Tom Burke
Production, Occupational Health, and Regulation – J. Morel Symons
Homework – The Story of Cosmetics
Assignment: Chemicals in our environment: What is a chemical and how are we exposed?
Week 2
Week 2 – Toxicology: What do chemicals do in our bodies?
Toxicology: What do chemicals do in our bodies? – Michael Trush
Quiz: Modules 1 and 2 Quiz
Week 3
Week 3 – Biomonitoring: How do we measure these chemicals in our bodies and why?
Homework – What Is a Public Health Laboratory
The CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program – Mortenson
Biomonitoring at state and local laboratories – King
Week 4
Week 4 – Health effects of chemicals: How do we figure out how chemicals affect our health?
Health effects of chemicals: How do we figure out how chemicals affect our health? – Cliff Mitchell
Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision-Making – Nachman
Quiz: Modules 3 and 4 Quiz
Week 5
Week 5 – Chemicals Policy: What do we do about chemicals & health?
Chemistry’s Impending Brush with the Law: Long-Awaited Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act – Denison
Air Quality Regulation – Samet
Peer Review 2: Demonstrate What You’ve Learned
Assignment: Demonstrate What You’ve Learned
Week 6
Week 6: Case Studies
Case Studies in Tobacco Products, Food, Water, & Nanotechnology
Wrap-Up



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