Special Issue "Recent Advances on Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2013)
Dr. Jose A. Centeno
Biophysical Toxicology Laboratory, The Joint Pathology Center, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic, 1057 West Perimeter Road, Bldg 1050, Room GB-33, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, USA
Interests: environmental toxicology; environmental pathology; medical geology; health effects of trace elements; metals and metalloids
In recent decades, there has been an increasing public awareness of the potential risk to humans from exposure to a wide range of natural and anthropogenic toxic agents in the environment, generating demand for new and improved methods for toxicity assessment and rational means for estimating health risk. There are many environmental agents such as metal ions, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, herbicides, UV-light, food additives, and viruses that are known to induce various types of diseases and cancer in humans. For example, toxic metals such as lead, chromium, and mercury have been shown to induce birth effects, and learning disability in children. There is also evidence demonstrating that chemical agents found in our natural environmental (e.g., arsenic) can greatly enhance the risk of cancer in humans. Understanding the effects on humans from exposure to many of these environmental agents is a complex undertaking and one that requires the development and application of toxicologic, pathologic, and epidemiological approaches. The aim of this special issue is to provide an opportunity to share the most recent advances on new techniques and studies dealing with Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology of diseases processes. Relevant topics are invited including clinical toxicology, risk assessment, hazard identification and characterization, exposure assessment and biological monitoring, environmental epidemiology, and studies describing mechanism of cellular and molecular damage.
Dr. José A. Centeno
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Article: A General Model of Dioxin Contamination in Breast Milk: Results from a Study on 94 Women from the Caserta and Naples Areas in Italy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 5953-5970; doi:10.3390/ijerph10115953
Received: 26 July 2013; in revised form: 24 October 2013 / Accepted: 25 October 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (900 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6687-6700; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126687
Received: 4 September 2013; in revised form: 6 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (973 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6748-6763; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126748
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 27 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1615 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Embedded Fragments from U.S. Military Personnel—Chemical Analysis and Potential Health Implications
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 1261-1278; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201261
Received: 30 November 2013; in revised form: 27 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 23 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (3596 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2922-2940; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302922
Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 21 February 2014 / Accepted: 25 February 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (654 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 4 June 2013