Special Issue "Health Effects of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Forest Air"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: Bioactive compounds; Energy; Forest bathing; Green extraction; Health; Hydrodynamic cavitation; Pollution; Process yield; Volatile organic compounds
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Interests: Bioactive compounds; Forest bathing; Green extraction; Health; Hydrodynamic cavitation; Pollution; Science communication; Social behavior; Volatile organic compounds
This Special Issue intends to cover the emerging field of ecosystem services offered by forests for human health, focusing on biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), with specific reference to monoterpenes, and will include the following areas: relationships between BVOCs and key physiological health parameters, such as oxidative status, antioxidant/oxidant balance, indicators of the state of the immune system such as natural killer (NK) cells, as well as blood pressure, heart rate variability, salivary cortisol, etc.; relationships among the abovementioned key physiological health parameters and psychological health parameters, such as inferred from the administration of professional questionnaires, and in turn the relationship with BVOCs; dose-dependent responses of the above-mentioned effects; dependence of BVOC chemistry on air quality parameters: formation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) and countereffects on health; time- and space-distributed mapping of BVOCs and their chemical composition, and relationships with season, meteorological parameters, forest composition, etc.; qualification of sites and hiking trials based on BVOCs concentration and chemical composition; policy recommendations: forest management, maintenance and expansion of valuable hiking trails and shelters, health prescriptions, etc. The expected submissions will be research articles, reviews, and case reports.
Dr. Francesco Meneguzzo
Dr. Federica Zabini
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- air quality
- biogenic volatile organic compounds
- forest management
- hiking trails
- immune system
- medical prescriptions