Special Issue "Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Safety"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
2. Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical University of Lodz, 90-419 Lodz, Poland
Interests: environmental exposure; pregnancy; birth outcomes; child health; child neurodevelopment
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Interests: children; environment; health; risk communication; science policy transfer; prenatal exposure; child neurodevelopment
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Safety” under the section of Children’s Health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Exposure to environmental and lifestyle factors during the prenatal, or even preconception period, and in the first years of life may have an impact on a children’s development and health across their whole life course. At present, special attention is focused on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs); however, there is still concern about the health impact of air pollution, climate change, heavy metals, and life-style related factors, including diet and nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse, as well as tobacco smoke. The social context and genetic susceptibility need to also be considered. All of the mentioned factors interact with each other and should be considered as part of the complex exposure that may affect offspring, causing adverse health effects. The following child health outcomes related to environmental exposure are of special interest: birth weight, adiposity, and cardiometabolic, respiratory, and neurodevelopmental health effects. Finally, prevention in public health is not enough when it comes to the protection of children’s environmental health. Health policies on intervention, implementation of best practices to protect children, and measures to avoid unnecessary exposures during the early stages of life should all be more advanced, visible, and strengthened.
This Special Issue of IJERPH, entitled “Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Safety”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts either describing original research or reviewing the scientific literature. Manuscripts must have a clear focus on investigating the association between exposure to environmental factors during prenatal and postnatal periods and pregnancy outcomes and children’s health and development, respectively. Special emphasis will be given to evaluation, and implementation of interventions aimed at improvement of children’s health.
Dr. Kinga Polanska
Dr. Peter van den Hazel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Environmental hazards
- Pregnancy outcomes
- Children’s health
- Vulnerable populations
- Health promoting settings and policies
- Public health