Air Pollution: Causes and Impacts

Introduction to Air Pollution, Causes and Impacts on Human Health and Environment

Air pollution is a major and global concern, arising for the most part from human activities. Air pollutants can be emitted by a variety of sources or formed directly in the atmosphere. They alter the air we breathe and have clear negative effects on our health. But they also affect the Earth’s climate and have a tremendous, often underestimated, impact on our economies.

This 3-week course shares the basics of air pollution and its effects. During the first week, you will discover the major causes of outdoor and indoor air pollution. The next two weeks detail the environmental, economic and health impacts of this pollution.

Who should attend?

This course is ideally suited for environmental engineers and climate change experts and all others (undergraduates are welcomed) who wants to learn about air pollution and its impact on human health and climate change.


B.Sc in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, archeology... This course requires basic knowledge in general chemistry and an undergraduate level in science.

Time Commitment:

Average 2 - 3 hours per week to finish each Module (week). We encourage you to spend time with the course each week. Your focused attention will pay off in the end!

Your Instructor

Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Environment
Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Environment

Group of researchers from Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Environment at IMT Lille Douai

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
This is free course, just do not watch it anymore :)

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