Special Issue "Hazardous Waste and Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: environmental geochemistry & health; risk assesment & communication; environmental and resource management; societal impact; urban devleopment and planning
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Special Issue in Geosciences: Perspectives on Environment and Human Health
Interests: Environmental Management; Solid Waste Management; Waste Treatment; Environmental Resources Management; Recycling; Life-Cycle Assessment; Resource Management; Waste; Electronic Waste; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Bioengineering; Environmental Impact Assessment; Renewable Energy
Interests: effects of environmental pollution and health, use of geographical information science in studies of environment and health, environmental modelling (statistical approaches and dispersion modelling), exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment, personal monitoring, mitigation to promote healthy environments
Waste management continues to dominate as one of the major societal challenges. It has been addressed to varying degrees across world economies and vast differences in response are found across regions and within social groups. Increasing interest in promoting circular economy has driven waste classifications and hierarchy to prioritise reduced production and recycling over incineration and landfilling. Whilst modern technology can significantly reduce emissions of hazardous substances, many examples exist of old generation facilities are in use or poorly managed, or informal uncontrolled dumping or open air burning of waste takes place. Often these practices affect marginalized social groups. We invite submissions of high quality review or primary research on aspects relevant to the management of hazardous wastes and identify links to human health protection, the assessment of impact of practices on health outcome, including methodological research on exposure modelling and assessments, and priorities for health impacts and their inequality.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Hursthouse
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 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.
- risk assessment
- waste management
- air pollution control
- open burning
- health effects
- illeagal waste shipment
- informal sector