PUBH 27 Public Health and the Environment
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Prerequisite: PUBH 24 or BIOL 24
Environmental Health is the field that investigates the biological, chemical, and physical influences on human health. The course focuses on issues of environmental exposures, resulting health effects, and appropriate controls for these hazards. Emphasis is placed on food safety, pests and pesticides, air quality, global climate change, water quality, wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes, industrial hygiene, and radiation.