Environmental Risk

Numbering Code G-ENG03 5F439 LE24 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name YONEDA MINORU (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
MATSUDA TOMONARI (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
TAKANO HIROHISA (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies Professor)
YOKO SHIMADA (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
MATSUI YASUTO (Agency for Health, Safety and Environment Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Paying attention to the environment of children in particular, students themselves study, make presentation, and debate about the environmental risk. Students learn the backgound, the actual situation, and the theory for quantitative risk analysis through practice of investigation and discusion by themselves.
Course Goals To understand or master the necessity of environmental risk analysis, its practical exampls, framework for solving problems concerning to risk evaluation, technical and basic knowledge for environmental risk analysis, and the way of thinking for risk analysis
Schedule and Contents Introduction Framework of risk analysis,2times,Introduction of lecture and grading. Framework of risk analysis for children of WHO.

Children and health risk,1time,1) Why children 2) Children are not little adults

Children and environmental change,1time,3) The paediatric environmental and health history 4) Global change and children

Air pollution,1time,5) Outdoor air pollution 6) Indoor air pollution

Lead and pesticide,1time,7) Pesticides 8) Lead

Heavy metal,1time,9) Mercury 10) Other heavy metals

Various risk,1time,11) Noise 12) Water 13) Food safety

Chemicals,1time,14) Children and chemicals 15) Persistent Organic Pollutants

Tobacco and natural toxin,1time,16) Second-hand tobacco smoke 17) Mycotoxins, plants, fungi and derivates

Occupational risk and radiation,1time,18) Injuries 19) Ionizing and non-ionizing radiations 20) Occupational risks

Respiratory diseases and cancer,1time,21) Respiratory diseases 22) Childhood cancer

Innume disorders and neural system,1time,23) Immune disorders 24) Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders

Endocrine system and environmental monitoring,1time,25) Endocrine disorders 26) Bio-monitoring and environmental monitoring

Developmental toxicity and indicators,1time,27) Early developmental and environmental origins of disease 28) Indicators
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on presentation (30%), assigned discussion (30%) and class performance (40%).
Class performance will be highly evaluated with active participation to discussions.
Course Requirements Not necessary in particular.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Sincerely and fully prepare for the presentation and discussion.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Handouts will be supplied.
References, etc. To be introduced, if necessary.
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