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Chemicals and Health (Coursera)

This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how we measure them (biomonitoring) and their impact on our health.


Week 1: Welcome & Introduction

Week 2 – Toxicology: What do chemicals do in our bodies?

Week 3 – Biomonitoring: How do we measure these chemicals in our bodies and why?

Week 4 – Health effects of chemicals: How do we figure out how chemicals affect our health?

Week 5 – Chemicals Policy: What do we do about chemicals & health?

Week 6: Case Studies