Special Issue "Environmental Toxicology – Toxic Effects, Mechanisms, and Risk Assessment of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: alternative compounds; bisphenols; ecotoxicology; endocrine disrupting chemicals; mixture toxicity; molecular toxicology; reproduction; thyroid hormones; persistent organic pollutants; pharmaceuticals; risk assessment
Interests: Environmental & human health risk assessment; exposure assessment; biomonitoring; persistent organic pollutants (POPs); phthalates; bisphenols; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; consumer products; environmental epidemiology; multiple chemical exposure; thyroid hormones; ecotoxicology
This Special Issue will describe the toxic effects, mechanisms, and risk assessment of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been detected in the environment recently. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A and its alternatives, flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl acids, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, and others have been frequently detected in the environment and biota. However, there is only limited information available on their toxicological effects and risk assessment. To fill these knowledge gaps, this Special Issue aims to include a range of topics with the goal of linking toxic effects and underlying mechanisms for various endocrine-disrupting chemicals and approaches critical to support risk assessment and management. Manuscripts will be considered in areas such as:
- Hazard characterization of endocrine disrupting chemicals;
- Toxic effects of individual chemicals or mixtures at different organizational levels;
- Investigations of the toxicological mechanism of endocrine disrupting chemicals;
- New strategies in risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals including in vivo, in vitro, and in silico methods.
Dr. Sunmi Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.
- Bisphenol A and its alternatives
- Endocrine-disrupting chemicals
- Flame retardants
- Mixture toxicity
- Perfluoroalkyl acids
- Toxic effects and underlying mechanism
- Risk assessment