Special Issue "Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: exposure and risk assessment; environmental and occupational hygiene; air pollution; exposure modeling; indoor air quality; nanosafety; chemical risk assessment and management
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Exposure can be can be thought of as the factor that modulates the relationship between the magnitude of environmental contamination and the probability of adverse health effects in humans or, more generally, the relationship between hazards and risks. Thus, accurate exposure estimates should represent a pivotal point for a reliable risk and health impact assessment. On the other hand, the choice of the best exposure assessment approach should lead to the best compromise between the needs for accurate and precise exposure measures and the size of the study population. There is also the need to identify the most relevant sources and determinants of exposure for the implementation of the most effective risk management strategies to protect worker and public health.
More efforts are thus needed to evaluate and eventually improve the current methods for exposure assessment. In addition, new knowledge about sources, determinants and spatio-temporal variations of exposure levels is required to face the challenges of disease prevention and health protection, especially when dealing with emerging chemical, physical and biological risks. This Special Issue aims to present articles emphasizing: (1) current trends, levels and patterns of exposure to traditional contaminants in occupational and environmental settings, including indoor environments; (2) exposure assessment of emerging chemical, physical and biological hazards; (3) exposure-based risk assessment approaches in air, water, food, waste, soils and consumer products; (4) environmental, behavioural, and source-related exposure determinants for a scientifically-sound risk management; and (5) methodological issues related to the assessment of human exposures to environmental pollutants.
Dr. Andrea Cattaneo
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. Environments 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 1400 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.
- exposure assessment to chemical, physical and biological hazards
- sources and determinants of exposure
- human exposure modeling
- multiple route exposure
- human exposure to air, water, food, waste and soil contaminants
- consumer exposure
- peak, transient or intermittent exposures
- methodological aspects of exposure measurements and estimates
- human biomonitoring
- exposure to emerging contaminants