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A generous grant from the Blackstone Ranch Institute has allowed The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to develop, deliver, and evaluate a new, online, interactive course on environmental medicine, a topic rarely covered in medical school.

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A generous grant from the Blackstone Ranch Institute has allowed The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to develop, deliver, and evaluate a new, online, interactive course on environmental medicine, a topic rarely covered in medical school.
Environmental medicine is based on the premise that what we eat or are exposed to in our environment has a direct effect upon our health. It examines the impact of air pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, toxins and other environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations. From historical environmental events like lead poisoning in ancient Rome to the potential impact of phthalates in modern times, this course explores the interaction between the environment and human health, and its role in mediating disease.
This 6-hour Introduction to Environmental Medicine CME explores research on the effects of environmental factors upon health. The course will examine several important and emerging areas of environmental medicine research suggests these areas have an immediate clinical relevancy.

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