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Special Issue "Environmental and Health Efficiency Evaluation"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Dr. Yung-ho Chiu Website E-Mail
Department of Economics, Soochow University, 56, Kueiyang, St., Sec. 1, Taipei 10048, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Interests: environmental and public health efficiency; energy efficiency; renewable energy efficiency; China economy research; operations research and green economics; financial management; banking analysis; risk management
Dr. Ying Li Website E-Mail
Business School, Sichuan University, Wangjiang Road No. 29, Chengdu 610064, China
Interests: environmental pollution and public health efficiency; energy efficiency; renewable energy efficiency; air pollution and its economical/social impact; financial performance evaluation; industrial sector performance evaluation
The Industrial Revolution made it possible to define modern lifestyle in the way we understand it today. On one hand, it graced humanity with daily life convenience, but at the same time, such rapid development caused a depletion of the Earth’s energy resources. In recent decades, the quickly increasing amount of energy consumption, environmental pollution, and the advancing global warming problem have had a serious impact on humans’ very existence, and what is more, they have possibly jeopardized the future of the Earth itself. In order to make environmental protection and energy conservation more sufficient, all countries are committed to improving efficiency of exploitation of existing energy sources and developing clean energy technologies that are “environmentally friendly”.
A number of studies have shown clearly that environmental pollution poses a serious threat to human health. Long-term exposure to a polluted environment can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, even death. The harm for children and the elderly is even more severe. All of which bring us to the conclusion that the impact of environmental changes affects not only health of particular people but also increases the summarized cost of healthcare and decreases the overall wellbeing of people. Working environment pollution on a vocational setting will not only directly harm the health of employees but also decrease their productivity and lead to the high cost for the respective organization.
Issues of public health and the natural environment change problem are objects of specialized studies, and we welcome reviews relevant to topics such as:
- Integration researches of environmental efficiency (productivity);
- Health efficiency (productivity);
- Research on factors which have impacts on public health;
- Pollutants (including air pollutants, waste water, solid waste and other environmental pollutants) and their impact on public health;
- Pollutants (air pollutants, waster, solid waste, and other environmental pollutants) and their impact on various groups of people (e.g., pregnant woman, children, the elderly, etc.)
- Vocational environmental pollution and its impact on the health or productivity of employees.
Remarkable for further research shall be issues of data forecast with environmental and public health balance models. Progress on studying this phenomenon will provide readers with up-to-date information on environmental and health interactions. A prospective result is linking forecasts of environmental pollution and public health stress assessment for early warning, improved prevention, adaptation, and policy to cope with environmental and public health challenges.
Dr. Yung-ho Chiu
Dr. Ying Li
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- environmental efficiency
- public health efficiency
- vocational environment
- employee’s health
- environmental pollutants
- public health
- waste water
- solid waste
- respiratory diseases
- cardiovascular diseases
- chronic disease