Special Issue "Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Dr. Annette M. David
Over 50 countries in the world have adopted a national ban on asbestos; these countries have “national experiences” to make the transition from an asbestos-using society to a non-using society. The lessons learned by these countries derive from the culmination of legal and regulatory measures to phase out new use of asbestos (combined with minimizing exposure to existing asbestos), engineering technologies and marketing strategies to substitute asbestos, medico-social infrastructure to diagnose, treat and compensate people with asbestos-related diseases, and general awareness-raising and advocacy. This Special Issue aims to showcase national experiences and key lessons learned in the context of leadership, know-how and capacity (“soft” technology), which are transferrable to the many countries still using asbestos, but with a vision to ban asbestos. Contributing authors will be chosen to represent a range of countries/regions and will be requested to follow a “guideline for authors” designed specifically to ensure adherence to the theme and readability.
Dr. Ken Takahashi
Dr. Jukka Takala
Dr. Annette M. David
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. For only the Second Round, research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
We would like to acknowledge the Heads of the Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA), Australia, for funding the open access publication of the first stage of this special issue.
- asbestos, ban, national experience, international cooperation