This course provides an introduction to the principles of toxicology, specifically: toxicokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and toxicodynamics (acute, chronic, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects). Environmental risk assessment methods for a variety of environmental issues will be presented. The principles of hazard, receptor, and pathway interrelationships and mitigation methods will be used to assess risk and risk management methods. Topics will include toxicity, chemical partitioning (air, water, sediment, soil, groundwater, biota), problem formulation, exposure assessment, risk characterization, and risk management methods. Specific ecological and human health risk assessment techniques required under BC regulations will be presented. The methods of risk management and implementation will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to make an open house style presentation of risk assessment and management applicable to their field of study.
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