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IPAK-EDU Environmental Toxicology: Ecosystem and Human Health Unit 1 - Course Overview

Dr. Lyons-Weiler shares his vision for the course that teaches you more about environmental toxicology than anyone should ever have to know!
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In the Spring term of 2024, Dr. Lyons-Weiler invites you to take the very first course he developed for IPAK-EDU. As for all of our classes, the video of the lecture will be made available following each live meeting.

I WANT MORE

This course will help keep you focused on and renew your bona fide environmentalism. (Hint: Carbon dioxide is not the most dangerous compound in the atmosphere). Every lecture provides fundamentals, presents useful information, and provides details about threats of environmental toxins to humans and other living things.

This course will motivate you to take action every week - and you will comprehend the concepts of environmental toxicology and learn real-life cases and examples things going wrong - and solutions to make the situation better.

IPAK-EDU

Syllabus - Environmental Toxicology A: Ecosystems & Human Health

SPRING 2024

Instructor: James Lyons-Weiler, PhD

Email: jameslyonsweiler@ipak-edu.org

Live class meetings.

If you miss a class, don’t worry. Lecture videos will be available after each class.

Course description: In a series of live online presentations and discussions, students will learn the fundamentals of environmental toxicology and become well-informed and primed for discussions in the public sphere.  There will be recommended readings, additional recommended videos, recommended books.  There are no quizzes or exams.  Students are encouraged to think of questions during each lecture to be ready to facilitate the live discussion after each lecture.

Optional Writing Project: Each student will select and read 1 study cited by Dr. Lyons-Weiler and prepare a short critical evaluation of that study in the form of a term paper with the following sections: 1. Summary of the study. 2. Findings. 3. Strengths. 4. Limitations.  5. Impact on Human and Ecosystem Health.

MOST LECTURES COME WITH A HIGHLY DETAILED ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY!!!

NB: EACH LECTURE IS DEEP DIVE!

Lecture Schedule Topics

1. Course Overview

2. Air Pollution

3. Water Pollution

4. Food Pollution

5. Developmental Biology

6. Concepts of Toxicity

7. Classes and Categories of Toxins and their Actions

8. Carcinogens

9. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

10. Immunotoxins

11. Nutriotoxins

12. Immunotoxins

13. Metals

14. Pesticides

15. Plastics and Microplastics

16. Pharmaceutical Toxins                                                 

17. Regulatory Toxins

18. Synergistic Toxicity

  1. GUEST LECTURER

TAKE THE DIVE!

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