Air Pollution: Sources & Effects in Urban Environments

ENVS 411

Marilyn Howarth

Maria Antonia Andrews

Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00 - 4:20 PM

Image of smoke stack emitting pollution under a blazing sun. Image next to the quote, "Outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths." - World Health Organization, 2013

This course will focus on Philadelphia's air quality and how air pollutants have an adverse effect on the health of residents. Students will gain an understanding of the sources, fate, and environmental impacts and health effects of air pollutants.

Through a partnership with Philadelphia Air Management Services, students will learn to measure PM2.5 in outdoor and indoor settings and develop community-based outreach tools to effectively inform the community of Philadelphia regarding air pollution. 


Fall 2019