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New insights into urban air pollution and public health in Latin America

Most of the chronic human diseases have a mixed origin involving genetic and environmental factors interacting with each other. The environmental factors contributing to the overall human exposure to contaminants are becoming more challenging and complex to analyze, as the rate of urbanization have increased over the last few decades across the world, particularly in developing regions such as Latin America. With the increase in urbanization, there is also an increased risk of human exposure to pollutants associated with synthetic chemicals of daily use, combustion products from mass transportation, home heating systems or even cooking, and industrial and agricultural activities nearby. In his talk Dr Manzano will show recent results highlighting the complexity of urban environments in Latin America and the need to expand research on urban contaminants and their impacts on public health. 

Dr. Carlos Manzano is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile in Santiago, where he teaches and mentors students from the Environmental Chemistry undergraduate program and the Environmental Management Master's program. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, and has Postdoctoral training from Environment and Climate Change Canada in Burlington, ON. His research focuses on the analysis of urban pollution and its impacts on public health.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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