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Chemical brain drain
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Brain development can be damaged by environmental chemicals.
Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark and Harvard School of Public Health, explains the erroneous assumptions made over time about this. Studies from Faroe Islands, where people have been exposed to toxic agents, shows how this affects brains of children and their IQ levels.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Philippe Grandjean
Date Added:
11/18/2019
Children’s health - Risks to brain development from exposure to environmental chemicals
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A presentation with Professor Philippe Grandjean about the dangers of chemical interference with the developing brain. This presentation, “Children’s health - Risks to brain development from exposure to environmental chemicals”, presented on 6th November, 2019, meeting of the French High Council for Public Health (Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique, HCSP), at the Ministry for Solidarity and Health in Paris.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Professor Philippe Grandjean
Date Added:
11/18/2019
Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability, Spring 2008
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLABĺ¨ models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
McLaughlin, Dennis
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Farmers & Pesticides
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Modern pesticides have helped make farming far more productive. But they've also caused countless accidental poisonings. Now, a new study suggests that even the routine use of pesticides can pose serious health risks in the long run.This Science Update also contains in text format details of the research, which leads to these findings presented in the Science Update podcast. It also offers links to the other podcasts topics and resources for further inquiry.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
05/24/2009
An Introduction to Global Health - Use of Pesticides - and the link to Self Harm in Sri Lanka (10:28)
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Pesticide self-poisoning is among the leading cause of suicide worldwide. This presentation provides us with an insight to the risk factors for pesticide self-poisoning, the global burden, prevention and treatment of self-harm with pesticides. The session use Sri Lanka as a case. The presentation is of relevance for researchers as well as for public health practitioners. It exemplifies how the different levels of intervention have to work very closely to make an impact.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Professor Michael Eddelston
Date Added:
01/07/2016
Introduction to Pesticides (5 videos, factsheets and project paper)
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The educational material consists of an introduction to the pesticide problematic together with five themes that illustrate different aspects of the problematic. Below you find video-clips from Bolivia that visualizes and concretizes the theme described in the fact sheet (downloadable PDF), including study questions that encourage the students to reflect upon the theme presented in the educative videos as well as in the fact sheet. Furthermore each fact sheet contains a reference list1 and grey boxes in the text with suggestions for further reading on the themes. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Agriculture
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Plagbol and Dialogos, Bolivian and Danish NGO
Author:
University of Southern Denmark
Date Added:
09/02/2019
Water Quality: Issues and Solutions
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The basis for this project draws from Dr. DuCoste’s experiences with water treatment and Dr. Powell’s experiences in pesticide monitoring of ground and surface water and pesticide regulation. The intent is to provide an avenue for students to experience how scientists study and develop solutions to environmental problems.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Gail Powell
Date Added:
03/03/2016