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PH290: Global air quality & health: A survey of research methods and recent findings

Globally, between 5.5 and 7 million deaths per year are attributed to air pollution, making it one of the most prominent contributors to the global burden of disease. This survey course will provide an overview of global ambient and household air pollution, a brief background on atmospheric processes relevant to air pollution; the implications of air pollution on public health, with a focus on recent clinical, toxicological, and epidemiological evidence, and emergent issues in air pollution epidemiology, measurement, and policies. Health impacts and policy implications of exposures to household and ambient pollution as well as occupational exposures and exposures to environmental tobacco smoke will be examined. Syllabus

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Lecture 1 - Introductions + Overview | Lecture 2 - Pollutants | Lecture 4 - Air Pollution Measurement 2 | Lecture 5 - Air Pollution Measurement 1