The Division of Environmental and
Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) provides students with
the requisite scientific and public health background to
help protect the environment and improve the health of workers
and the general public.
EOHS offers several degree programs which provide specialized study
in selected disciplines of environmental and occupational health such
as: air pollution, industrial hygiene, water quality, occupational medicine,
environmental chemistry, hazardous waste, solid waste, toxicology, and
The EOHS faculty is involved in the following research projects: characterization
of dental waste water, development and assessment of methods for predicting
solid waste generation and recycling rates, evaluation and development
of methods for tuberculosis control, receptor modeling of air toxics,
urban ozone modeling in Chicago, Detroit and Mexico City, determination
of indoor release rates of air pollutants, relationship between air pollution
and asthma in Chicago, and bioaerosol exposure and asthma in Illinois.