Health Impacts: Connecting Building Materials, Human Health, and the Environment. Course 3.
Discover the relationship between building materials and human health.
Dive deeper into the relationship between building materials and human health in this eye-opening course. You’ll discover the three ways substances move from the environment into our bodies. You’ll also learn about health risks—what makes certain populations more vulnerable and why health impacts can vary from person to person. Embracing the precautionary principle is one of several actions explored in this course to help you better consider human health risks when selecting materials.
- Describe the “precautionary principle” and why it matters in design.
- Define three ways substances move from the environment to people.
- Identify five vulnerable populations and discuss how they are affected differently.
- Identify tools that can help you consider human health risks and hazards when selecting materials.