Course Title : Environmental Risk Analysis

Code 10F439
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 4th
Location C1-192
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Yoneda, Takano, Matsuda, Shimada, Matsui,

Course Description

Paying attention to the environment of children in particular, students themselves study, make presentation, and debate about the environmental risk. Students learn the backgound, the actual situation, and the theory for quantitative risk analysis through practice of investigation and discusion by themselves.


Grading based on the participation and performance in presentation and discussion.

Course Goals

To understand or master the necessity of environmental risk analysis, its practical exampls, framework for solving problems concerning to risk evaluation, technical and basic knowledge for environmental risk analysis, and the way of thinking for risk analysis

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction Framework of risk analysis 2 Introduction of lecture and grading. Framework of risk analysis for children of WHO.
Children and health risk 1 1) Why children 2) Children are not little adults
Children and environmental change 1 3) The paediatric environmental and health history 4) Global change and children
Air pollution 1 5) Outdoor air pollution 6) Indoor air pollution
Lead and pesticide 1 7) Pesticides 8) Lead
Heavy metal 1 9) Mercury 10) Other heavy metals
Various risk 1 11) Noise 12) Water 13) Food safety
Chemicals 1 14) Children and chemicals 15) Persistent Organic Pollutants
Tobacco and natural toxin 1 16) Second-hand tobacco smoke 17) Mycotoxins, plants, fungi and derivates
Occupational risk and radiation 1 18) Injuries 19) Ionizing and non-ionizing radiations 20) Occupational risks
Respiratory diseases and cancer 1 21) Respiratory diseases 22) Childhood cancer
Innume disorders and neural system 1 23) Immune disorders 24) Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders
Endocrine system and environmental monitoring 1 25) Endocrine disorders 26) Bio-monitoring and environmental monitoring
Developmental toxicity and indicators 1 27) Early developmental and environmental origins of disease 28) Indicators


Necessary files are supplied.


To be introduced if necessary.


Not necessary in particular.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

The contents may be changed according to the progress of lecture.