Environmental Essay Topics for College

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Environmental Health Topics

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Conditions & Diseases

These topics are common diseases and conditions that evidence shows may be strongly linked to environmental exposures.

  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Lupus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Obesity
    • Obesogens
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Reproductive Health

What is Environmental Health Science, from the University of Michigan

Environmental Agents

These topics are chemicals or factors in the environment to which humans are exposed that may cause adverse health effects.

  • Acrylamide
  • Air Pollution
  • Allergens & Irritants
    • Cigarette Smoke
    • Dust Mites
    • Pets & Animals
    • Pollen
  • Aloe Vera
  • Arsenic
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Cell Phones
  • Climate Change
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  • Dioxins
  • Electric & Magnetic Fields
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Essential Oils
  • Flame Retardants
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ginkgo
  • Hair Dye
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Hazardous Material/Waste
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Hydraulic Fracturing & Health
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Mold
  • Nanomaterials
  • Ozone
  • Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
  • Pesticides
  • Radon
  • Soy Infant Formula
  • Styrene
  • Water Pollution
  • Weather Extremes

Environmental Science Basics

These topics explain areas of study, research approaches, and biological processes that are integral to environmental health sciences.

  • Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Biomarkers
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene-Environment Interaction
  • Toxicology

Population Research

These topics are areas of research on populations who may be particularly exposed or susceptible to the effects of environmental exposures.

  • Agricultural Health
  • Children’s Health
  • Emergency Response
  • Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development
  • Occupational Health
  • Women’s Health

National Toxicology Program (NTP) Information

  • NTP Fact Sheets
  • NTP Report on Carcinogens
Related Links
  • 14th Report on Carcinogens

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