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Human Health Effects of Environmental Exposures

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 376

Special Issue Editors

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Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (LTAP), Institut de Recherche Experimentale et Clinique (IREC), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: (nano) particle toxicology; cell death; inflammation; in vitro alternative methods

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Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, 10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: surface chemistry; toxicology; nanobiochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental pollutants include natural and engineered respirable inorganic (nano)particles and fibers, heavy metals, organic pollutants such as nano- and microplastics, chemicals, greenhouse gas emissions, and different mixtures of these components. Exposure to these substances affects humans from early life, and it is associated with harmful outcomes including respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, allergy, oxidative-stress-related effects, infant mortality, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and many others. To face the future challenges, which are already urgent, the creation of a multidisciplinary approach ranging from the investigation of the source of environmental pollution to the effects on the population by clarifying the exposure routes, passing through the definition of the toxicological key events (AOPs) eventually leading to the development such detrimental consequences, is of pivotal importance. This Special Issue of Applied Sciences welcomes submissions focused on environmental pollution and its health effects on humans, examining this topic from multiple perspectives, including epidemiological as well as in vivo and in vitro mechanistic studies that enhance the knowledge on pollutants and their health implications.

Dr. Riccardo Leinardi
Dr. Cristina Pavan
Guest Editors

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  • human exposure
  • air pollution
  • environmental pollutants
  • health effects
  • toxicity
  • AOP

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