Special Issue "Public Health Outreach to Prevention of Aquatic Toxin Exposure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Algae and cyanobacteria are phytoplankton present in all aquatic environments. Some of them produce natural toxins to which human beings and animals may be exposed to through air, food, drinking water, or recreational activities. However, people are unaware of the threat of toxin exposure, and the potential effects, on their health.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs), caused by the massive growth of toxic phytoplankton, have increased in frequency and severity, suggesting a worldwide environmental and public health risk. In addition, occasionally, HAB events require restrictions on fisheries and recreational and drinking water causing serious economic consequences.
This Special Issue deals with scientific knowledge of the interrelationships between aquatic toxins associated with harmful algal blooms events and adverse human health effects, in order to improve public understanding.
The scope is multidisciplinary, with articles from wide range of subjects encompassing basic research, in vivo animal experiments, epidemiologic studies, risk assessment, and even relevant social and environmental topics.
The Guest Editors encourage integrative approaches with applications in toxin monitoring, promotion of safe environments and implementation of outreach activities to control, prevent or reduce further toxin exposures and to ensure public health.
Prof. Natalia Vilariño
Prof. M Carmen Louzao
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.