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Environmental Health

Industrialization urbanization and globalization have brought new environmental challenges. To assess the health risks associated with these environmental problems, the following components are essential:

  • Sufficient information on various environmental hazards
  • Accurate and precise exposure assessment
  • Quantitative evaluation of exposure-response relationship

The goals of our division are to establish the methods for comprehensive evaluation of health risks of environmental factor and to prevent adverse health effects and to promote health in human populations.

Academic Staff

Hirohisa TAKANO

Hirohisa TAKANOProfessor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Evaluation of the health effects of environmental pollutants using experimental methods
  • Health impact assessment focusing on sensitive populations
  • Evaluation of the relationships between environmental pollutants and so called "modern diseases" including allergic diseases and life style-related diseases

Contacts

Room 365, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3342
E-mail: htakano@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

 

Akiko HONDA

Akiko HONDAAssistant Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Evaluation of the health effects of environmental pollutants using experimental methods
  • Health impact assessment focusing on allergic diseases
  • Elucidation of mechanism by which environmental pollutants exacerbate allergic diseases

Contacts

Room 364, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3343
E-mail: akko@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

 

Raga ISHIKAWA

Raga IshikawaProgram-Specific Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Evaluation of the effect of particulate matters on the expression and function of proteins

  • Evaluation of the effect of particulate matters on the properties and functions of exosomes

Contacts

Room 368, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3345
E-mail: ishikawa@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

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