Special Issue "Children’s Exposures to Chemicals in Consumer Products Using Urinary Biomonitoring"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2014)
Dr. Marsha K. Morgan
National Exposure Research Laboratory, USEPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27713, United States
Interests: exposure; chemicals; urinary biomonitoring; toxicology; human health
In the United States, over 75,000 man-made chemicals are registered for use by consumers in everyday products. Examples of consumer products include personal care and cleaning items, toys, food, and household furnishings. Children can be exposed to a number of these chemicals in consumer products in places where they spend their time such as homes, daycare centers, and/or schools. Few data, however, currently exist on children’s exposure to the vast majority of these chemicals in consumer products using urinary biomarkers. One concern is that children may have higher exposure to these chemicals than adults in these same environments because of their higher body surface to volume ratios and different activity and food consumption patterns. In addition, children may be more susceptible to chemical exposure at various lifestages of development (infants, toddlers, and adolescents). As urinary biomonitoring is a convenient and non-invasive sampling method, it is commonly used to estimate children’s exposures to chemicals that are excreted renally. In this special issue, we are inviting authors to submit manuscripts that have investigated children’s exposure at any age to chemical(s) in consumer products using urinary biomonitoring.
Dr. Marsha K. Morgan
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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