What you will learn
- State the molecular structural feature common to plastics of different types.
- Explain why most plastics remain persistent in the environment for long periods of time.
- Define microplastics.
- Explain how microplastics are generated in the environment.
- List common sources of microplastics that enter our waterways.
- Explain the possible and likely health effects of microplastics on human health.
- Explain the possible and likely health effects of microplastics on aquatic life List alternatives to the use of plastics as a consumer.
This course includes:
Certificate of Completion
Dan Handley, MS, PhD
Dr. Handley serves as Professor, Director of the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute (CTGRI), and Director of the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics degree program at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Predictive Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI). Previously, he held a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has served as Chief Scientific Officer for Life-SEQ, LLC., Chief Scientific Officer for Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions, Inc., as a senior researcher at the Procter & Gamble Co., a senior administrator and laboratory manager at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and as a founding technology innovator for the National Genetics Institute. He holds a B.A. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, and did his post-doctoral training at Magee-Women's Research Institute in advanced genomic technologies applied to fetal and maternal health
- Predictive Oncology, Inc.
Accreditation and CME
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2022. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.