Special Issue "Cumulative Health Risk Assessment"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ken Sexton
University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown – AHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
E-Mail: ken.sexton@uth.tmc.edu
Interests: human exposure analysis; health risk assessment; environmental risk management; environmental health policy; business environment interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Risk assessment is a valuable tool for organizing and analyzing relevant scientific information to characterize and possibly quantify the adverse effects on human health from exposure to environmental hazards.  Historically, health risk assessments have been conducted primarily for regulatory purposes, and have therefore tended to focus narrowly on single chemicals or chemical classes, often emphasizing a specific health endpoint and a particular exposure pathway or route for a hypothetical population.  But it is obvious that people living in the real world are routinely exposed to a myriad of chemical and nonchemical stressors during the course of their everyday lives.  Spurred by documented health disparities, strong presumptive evidence of disproportionate risk burdens for those living in poverty, and increasing dissatisfaction with the “narrowness” of conventional risk assessments, efforts are currently underway in Europe and the United States to develop methods and procedures for evaluating combined threats from multiple environmental stressors.  This special issue will highlight the new approaches, models, and theories that either have been applied or are under development to assess cumulative health risks from exposure to diverse hazards in the environment.  Research papers, analytical reviews, case studies, conceptual frameworks, and policy-relevant articles are solicited.

Prof. Dr. Ken Sexton
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • combined risks
  • cumulative exposure
  • disadvantaged communities
  • environmental mixtures
  • health disparities
  • impact analysis
  • pollution burden
  • risk assessment
  • risk-based decisions
  • vulnerable populations

Published Papers (16 papers)

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(6), 2204-2225; doi:10.3390/ijerph9062204
Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(6), 1997-2019; doi:10.3390/ijerph9061997
Received: 17 January 2012; in revised form: 25 April 2012 / Accepted: 26 April 2012 / Published: 25 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1971-1983; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051971
Received: 26 March 2012; Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 22 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1820-1835; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051820
Received: 31 March 2012; in revised form: 28 April 2012 / Accepted: 2 May 2012 / Published: 10 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1593-1608; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051593
Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 16 April 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published: 3 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(4), 1077-1096; doi:10.3390/ijerph9041077
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 20 March 2012 / Accepted: 21 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(2), 648-659; doi:10.3390/ijerph9020648
Received: 31 October 2011; in revised form: 7 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(2), 370-390; doi:10.3390/ijerph9020370
Received: 5 January 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 23 January 2012 / Published: 26 January 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(1), 73-96; doi:10.3390/ijerph9010073
Received: 19 October 2011; in revised form: 21 December 2011 / Accepted: 22 December 2011 / Published: 3 January 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(12), 4729-4745; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124729
Received: 9 October 2011; in revised form: 13 December 2011 / Accepted: 13 December 2011 / Published: 19 December 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(11), 4220-4237; doi:10.3390/ijerph8114220
Received: 8 September 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 9 November 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(11), 4140-4159; doi:10.3390/ijerph8114140
Received: 19 September 2011; in revised form: 27 October 2011 / Accepted: 28 October 2011 / Published: 4 November 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3688-3711; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093688
Received: 15 July 2011; in revised form: 5 September 2011 / Accepted: 6 September 2011 / Published: 13 September 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2212-2225; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062212
Received: 27 April 2011; in revised form: 11 June 2011 / Accepted: 13 June 2011 / Published: 16 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2020-2073; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062020
Received: 24 April 2011; Accepted: 20 May 2011 / Published: 8 June 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1613-1630; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051613
Received: 22 April 2011; in revised form: 13 May 2011 / Accepted: 17 May 2011 / Published: 19 May 2011
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