Special Issue "Ultrafine Particles and Potential Health Effects"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)
Dr. Otto Hänninen
1) National Institute for Health and Welfare, Environmental Health, POB 95, FI-70701Kuopio, Finland 2) Faculty of Sciences and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Phone: +358 29 524 6471
Fax: +358 29 524 6499
Interests: exposure and risk assessment; epidemiology; aerosol modelling; ultrafine and fine particles; ambient air quality; infiltration; indoor air pollution; lung deposition; source apportionment and particle composition; intake fraction; life cycle assessment; environmental burden of disease
Ultrafine particles have special physical and chemical properties that affect their behaviour in the environment and entry to the human body. Ambient particles are estimated to be the leading hazard to human health globally—also in developed countries with lower environmental levels than in many places in the developing world—but the higher number concentration and particle surface area have been suggested to increase the health risks from ultrafines. However, the toxicological evidence has not yet been fully established in human studies.
The Special Issue of IJERPH on Ultrafine Particles and Potential Health Effects aims at presenting the state of art in understanding the risks of nanosized ultrafine particles on human health. This issue welcomes papers on exposure analysis, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment focusing specifically on the processes affecting hazards of ultrafine particles for human health. The main interest is in environmental exposures, but also occupational settings may be considered in special cases. The issue also welcomes novel approaches for risk management including both indoor and outdoor sources and exposures. Application of novel monitoring methods like miniature sized personal monitors and estimates of particle surface area and microenvironmental particle size distributions, including dynamic aerosol processes, are warmly welcome. This special issue represents an effort to capture current developments in the field and provide a forum for cutting edge contributions to the literature.
Dr. Otto Hänninen
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. 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.
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