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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 22 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
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
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Its very necessary that one's must know about the impact of air pollution in our daily life and this course fullfill all the basic requirements for the betterment to tackle the various causes of air pollution as well as understanding the phenomena to control those factors Very important course especially for developing country experts and professionals where air pollution issue is less focused and the national reports were not pepared.

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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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Rating 4.6 based on 22 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
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

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