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Capacity Building in Environmental Health

By Allan H. Smith


UC Berkeley concentrates on two major environmental health issues in the Indian subcontinent: arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India, and indoor air pollution in India and Nepal. Local trainees and researchers have had the opportunity to work on related research. Concerning arsenic in drinking water, projects included studies of skin lesions, pulmonary effects, reproductive outcomes, and child development, as well as mitigation approaches to reduce exposures. Activities in the indoor air pollution project have emphasized quantifying exposures to smoke from cooking and heating as well as their associations with tuberculosis and eye disease. Training has focused on developing skills necessary to address these problems. The training emphasizes in-country mentoring o

Year: 2011
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