The Division of Environmental Health Sciences combines the public health sciences of biostatistics, environmental health and epidemiology with natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to provide a quantitative basis to measure and mitigate the effects of environmental stressors on human health. Environmental health sciences professionals anticipate new problems and identify existing ones. They design, implement and evaluate solutions to environmental problems to meet the public health needs of society. They work to minimize the adverse effects of the environment on human health.
Environmental Health Sciences
in the spotlight
Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier....
Laura Vandenberg is quoted in an article appearing in Mother Jones warning of the risks posed by chemical leaching in BPA-free plastics.