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Air Pollution – a Global Threat to our Health

We all have to breathe to live. But the air we breathe is polluted both outdoors and indoors. Each year, this pollution costs 7 million lives across the globe – and a lot of suffering. 1 in 8 deaths is due to air pollution. This course will provide you with an introduction to the most recent research in the field of health effects of air pollution as well as a broader understanding of sources and spread of air pollution and what we should do about it. What is air pollution? What are the sources? How and where are we exposed outdoors and indoors? What happens in the body? Which diseases are the result? Who are the most vulnerable? How can we assess the effects of air pollution? And what should we do to reach the Sustainable Development Goal to “substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution”? These are some of the important questions we will address in the course. During the course you will meet researchers and experts from the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark. They work with different aspects of air pollution and health: toxicology, exposure assessment, epidemiology, engineering and health impact assessment. It is a global responsibility to combat the health impacts of air pollution, and this fight can only be won through new knowledge and global collaboration. We hope you will join us in the course and equip yourself to take part in this global and individual health challenge.

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Rating 4.6 based on 10 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Copenhagen via Coursera
Instructors Steffen Loft, Peter Møller, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health

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air pollution in 4 reviews

The course is designed to teach the basics and also issues related to air pollution which are current and relevant internationally.

Very good introduction to Air Pollution.

any person concerned in one review

I would recommend it to any person concerned by air pollution.

geenral overview or in one review

A good start point to have a geenral overview or outdoor and indoor air pollution.

all people working in one review

effects on health in one review

Good course to know about the air pollution threat and effects on health Very useful and suggestive to reduce the pollutant emissions

included more preventive in one review

basic knowledge,should have included more preventive measures.

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Water Pollution Biologist 1 $52k

Air Quality Analyst $54k

Junior Air Pollution Specialist $62k

Air Pollution Specialist 2 $64k

Pollution Equipment Specialist/Pollution Response Officer $65k

Sales Engineer - Air Pollution Control $68k

Air Boss $70k

On air entertainment $71k

Senior Air Pollution Specialist $73k

Environmental Engineer (Air / Air Permit) $77k

On-Air $82k

On-Air Scheduler $134k

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University of Copenhagen

Rating 4.6 based on 10 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Copenhagen via Coursera
Instructors Steffen Loft, Peter Møller, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Governance And Society Public Health