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Spring 2022 Sustainability Science PS5135 section H01
AIR POLLUTION & MEASURING THE ENVIRONMEN
AIR POLL & MSR THE ENV BU

Call Number 11621
Day & Time
Location
T 6:10pm-8:00pm
212A Lewisohn Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Beizhan Yan
Steven N Chillrud
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description In this course, students will first be provided with a global perspective on the current status of environmental problems and the leading environmental contributors to the burden of diseases. Students will then introduce how air pollutants are produced, transported, and what are their environmental fates. This course will cover how air pollutants are measured and monitored, including government monitoring networks, NASA remote sensing techniques, and research tools for fixed site monitoring (indoor and outdoor) and personal level monitoring. Students will be able to learn basic concepts about the toxicity and target organs of different pollutants, both of which are important to understand dose-response and health outcomes. Building on knowledge of exposure and toxicity, Students will then introduce risk assessment and the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) associated with air pollution. Their usage in evaluating sustainability as well as their limitations will be introduced. The course will provide students with the methods and tools to understand, monitor, and analyze current environmental health threats in air, and explore strategies for policy interventions for solving these at times complex challenges. Students will leave the course with a stronger sense of the power, and limitations, of environmental data and better equipped to evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of new interventions. After completing the course, students will more confidently be able to apply core scientific concepts to evaluating and addressing public health challenges posed by, for instance, fine particulate (PM2.5) contamination.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Technology
Enrollment 8 students (20 max) as of 8:04AM Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Subject Sustainability Science
Number PS5135
Section H01
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note HY-FLEX. CROSS-REG FOR NON-SUSC STUDENTS BEGINS JAN 14
Section key 20221SUSC5135KH01

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