University of Michigan
Health Impacts of Chemicals in Consumer Products
University of Michigan

Health Impacts of Chemicals in Consumer Products

Olivier Jolliet

Instructor: Olivier Jolliet

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
16 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Assess impacts and risks of chemicals and evaluate chemical exposure

  • Address chemical concerns in various product categories

  • Apply these skills to personal care, cleaning, building products, and toys

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22 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
16 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Healthy and Sustainable Foods and Products Specialization
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There are 3 modules in this course

This course focuses on assessing the health impacts of chemicals in products and of fine particulates emitted along the product life cycle. This week we will develop the assessment framework to assess exposure and health impacts of chemicals in products. Then we detail the application of mass-balance approaches to the case of parabens in personal care products. Participants then learn to assess the human health impacts of chemicals in products using the USEtox model (UN-Environment toxicity model) and discuss the level of protection offered by existing regulations about chemicals in products contrasting US and Europe.

What's included

18 videos4 readings8 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This week we will extend the assessment to risks and impacts 5000+ chemical-household product combinations identifying the products and chemicals of concern in e.g. home maintenance and personal care products and looking at children as a sensitive population and at the magnitude of the risks associated with exposures to chemicals in toys.

What's included

10 videos1 reading6 quizzes4 discussion prompts

This week we will introduce a Life Cycle-based approach to Chemical Alternatives Assessment (CAA) combining both quantified exposure and hazards and discuss the applicability domain of CAA compared to Risk Assessment (RA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Finally, we will determine exposure to and effect of fine particulates on human health along the product and chemical supply chain and life cycle. This course concludes the course series by providing cutting-edge progress on the overall exposome and compares the health impacts of multiple environmental exposures on health.

What's included

14 videos2 readings8 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Olivier Jolliet
University of Michigan
4 Courses9,509 learners

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