Prof. James Sherley
Dr. Laura Green
Prof. Steven Tannenbaum
20.104J / 1.081J / ESD.053J
This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.
Sherley, James, Laura Green, and Steven Tannenbaum. 20.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J), Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-104j-chemicals-in-the-environment-toxicology-and-public-health-be-104j-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA