Environmental Health

Our environment is intrinsic to our health, with environmental exposures among the leading contributors to health problems. And while people are affected regardless of income and geography, environmental health risks especially threaten the most vulnerable among us.

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The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations framework convention on climate change kicked off in Katowice Poland this week. This comes on the heels of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showing that drastic emission reductions will need to begin over the next decade in order to achieve the target of 1.5 °C additional warming.

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Live Online 8 Hours January 7, 2020 Registration Closed
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"This course was very hands on, which helped me learn a lot more quickly than I usually do in a semester-long course" - Summer Institute Participant

Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, BUSPH