env410 | undergraduate

Environmental Toxicology

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The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental knowledge of the effects of environmental chemicals on living systems, and the toxic responses of the human and plant systems. Students will discuss risk, ethics, and social responsibility with regard to environmental toxicology.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Halogenated Chemicals, Metals, and Solvents

    • Explain the toxicity of lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic.
    • Explain the toxicity of organic solvents.
    • Explain the connection between dioxin toxicity and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor.

    Pesticides, Food Additives, Drug Residues, and Mycotoxins

    • Explain the effects of food additives, drug residues, and food contaminants on living organisms.
    • Explain the effects of pesticides on living organisms.
    • Explain the effects of mycotoxins and other contaminants on living organisms.

    Animal and Plant Poisons, Endocrine Disruptors, and Radiation Hazards

    • Explain the effects of animal and plant poisons.
    • Explain environmental hormone disruptors.
    • Explain radiation hazards.

    Toxicological Principles

    • Explain dose-response relationships.
    • Explain risk analysis as it applies to the environment.
    • Discuss acute versus chronic toxicity.
    • Explain pharmacokinetics.
    • Explain social responsibility and ethics as related to chemical safety.

    Water, Soil, and Air Pollution

    • Describe how contaminants exchange in an ecosystem.
    • Describe biotic and abiotic modifiers and how they affect uptake of contaminants from the environment.
    • Explain point source and nonpoint source pollution.
    • Explain gaseous and particulate air pollution.
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