Global Environmental Health: Rutgers’ Global Reach!

Mark Robson (Entomology; Plant Biology and Pathology)

The world uses over five billion tons of pesticides every year, and twenty percent of these chemicals are used in the U.S., largely for agriculture. What are the consequences of pesticide exposure for human health and the overall health of our planet? In this seminar, we’ll discuss global environmental health issues, in particular those dealing with problems such as water and air pollution, food production and safety, and infectious and occupational diseases. Professor Robson will share experiences from developing countries in Southeast Asia and West Africa. Case studies and current research will be used as illustrations.

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 11 index 09866