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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
FAX: +81-75-383-3344
E-mail: htakano@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Kayo UEDA

Kayo UEDAAssociate Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Evaluation of the health effects of environmental pollutants using epidemiological methods
  • Health impact assessment of climate change and future change in atmospheric environment
  • Exposure assessment of environmental pollutants for environmental epidemiology

Contacts

Room 366, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3341
FAX: +81-75-383-3344
E-mail: uedak@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
FAX: +81-75-383-3344
E-mail: akko@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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