UN3700: Environmental Geochemistry and Health in NYC | F. Landes
Earth and Environmental Sciences
In this course, students will explore environmental contaminants in urban soil, water, and air. We will discuss contaminant source, chemical behavior in the environment, health impacts, human exposure, assessment techniques, and mitigation strategies. Students will develop and practice skills such as researching key information and contaminants as well as graphing and interpreting data. We will focus in particular on New York City by referring to local case studies and data sets, as well as engaging in a local project collecting and analyzing soils samples for lead.
Prerequisites: introductory chemistry and environmental science or the instructor’s permission.
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