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Course Description

This course explores interdisciplinary approaches to environmental safety and health drawing from Brown University faculty and other affiliated experts. Topics include history of environmental regulation and waste management; origin and chemistry of pollutants; biological impacts of exposure and risk assessment; pollutant dispersion, transport and bioaccumulation; and remediation technologies. Emphasis is placed on how scientific research impacts regulatory and engineering decisions regarding cleanup and management of contaminated sites. The target audience is graduate students and advanced undergraduates (permission required) with prior coursework or research in engineering, biology, or environmental studies. Enrollment limited to 30.