ENVR430: Health Effects of Environmental Agents. Course director, L.M. Ball [email protected] , 6-7306 Office Rosenau 158 Where : Hooker Research Center 0003 www.unc.edu/courses/2008fall/envr/430/001/ When : Monday Wednesday Friday, 1 to 1:50 pm Why:. ASPH Competencies.
I. Discipline-specific Competencies: Environmental Health Sciences
Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents
Describe genetic, physiologic and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
Describe federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues
Specify current environmental risk assessment methods.
Specify approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
Explain the general mechanisms of toxicity in eliciting a toxic response to various environmental exposures.
Discuss various risk management and risk communication approaches in relation to issues of environmental justice and equity.
Develop a testable model of environmental insult.
Environmental Health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by interactions with physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that may adversely affect the health of present and future generations.
Pew Environmental Health Commission
Ionizing radiation (radioactivity)
Bacterial toxins (Often complex polypeptides)
Botulinus toxin (Clostridium botulinum )
Shigatoxin (Shigella dysenteriae)
Fungal toxins (mycotoxins)
Ergot alkaloids (Claviceps purpurea)
Aflatoxins (Aspergillus spps)
near Wallace, NC
After Hurricane Floyd,
Sept 15, 1999
Apex Fire, Oct 2006
1 x 2 μm