Environmental Health

We are under the constant influence of thousands of chemicals, ubiquitous in our every day lives: from pesticides and preservatives in our foods, chemicals in plastics and packaging, cosmetics and toiletries, to fumes from traffic and even our home furnishings.

The lectures in this module will provide you with practical, clinically relevant skills, such as protocol development for identification, testing and treatment of specific environmental exposure and are delivered by experienced medical doctors and building biology specialists.

The learning outcomes for this training course:

  1. Identify the types of environmental factors that can negatively affect human health.
  2. Discuss the potential impacts of environmental pollutants and toxicants on short and long-term health outcomes.
  3. Be able to inform patients on ways they can minimise their exposure to environmental toxins.
  4. Identify the causes of moisture intrusion, related health effects and ways to remediate these.
  5. Review medical aspects of heavy metal toxicity; lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, and their effects on human health.
  6. Describe electrical sensitivity and recognise related health conditions
  7. Understand the concept of a sensitive patient; recognise food intolerance/allergy, chemical sensitivity, and inhalant allergy and their impact on overall 'sensitivity threshold'.

Topics included in video presentations:

  • Scientific principles underlying environmental health.
  • Allergies
  • CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome)
  • Environmental chemical assessment in clinical practice
  • The sensitive patient
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • The integrative approach

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