The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.
Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.
Lead Crisis in Flint Exposes Continuing Risk to Children Nationwide
Article includes comments from Kim Dietrich, PhD, UC Department of Environmental Health
With half a million young children nationwide known to have blood-lead levels as high as those recorded during the ongoing crisis in Flint, MI, neurologists are being urged to consider and, when appropriate, test for the toxic metal in the process of reaching a differential diagnosis. Flint has been in the news after the city switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, which supplied treated water from Lake Huron to the Flint River, beginning in April of 2014. The more corrosive river water, which was not treated to lower its pH (acidity), leached lead from the city's aging pipes.
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