Air Pollution: Causes and Impacts
Introduction to Air Pollution, Causes and Impacts on Human Health and Environment
Air pollution is a major and global concern, arising for the most part from human activities. Air pollutants can be emitted by a variety of sources or formed directly in the atmosphere. They alter the air we breathe and have clear negative effects on our health. But they also affect the Earth’s climate and have a tremendous, often underestimated, impact on our economies.
This 3-week course shares the basics of air pollution and its effects. During the first week, you will discover the major causes of outdoor and indoor air pollution. The next two weeks detail the environmental, economic and health impacts of this pollution.
Who should attend?
This course is
ideally suited for environmental engineers
and climate change experts
and all others (undergraduates are welcomed) who wants to learn about air pollution and its impact on human health and climate change.
B.Sc in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, archeology... This course requires basic knowledge in general chemistry and an undergraduate level in science.
Average 2 - 3 hours per week to finish each Module (week). We encourage you to spend time with the course each week. Your focused attention will pay off in the end!
Group of researchers from Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Environment at IMT Lille Douai