Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Environmental Health Sciences"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: reproductive health; epidemiology; environmental health; contaminants; arctic areas; infectious diseases; climate change
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Today, longitudinal studies are extensively performed, especially in arctic countries. A considerable number of reports and articles related to epidemiological studies conducted in the arctic regions appeared in last year’s Special Issues of IJERPH. For both ethical and scientific reasons, many longitudinal studies have a cohort design, with a long-term follow up of the individuals concerned that, often, are mothers and their children, since the most vulnerable period in human life is before birth and in early childhood. Various epidemiological studies in the circumpolar area have shown associations between contaminants and different health outcomes. The risk assessment of the effects of environmental pollutants is essential for the overall protection of health of the current and next generations. Different methods of risk assessment are available, however it is not clearly established how to translate the contaminant concentrations measured in the blood of the monitored individuals to information useful for risk characterization, thus linking the likelihood that specific adverse health effects will occur in defined concentration ranges of contaminants. In addition, risk assessments are complicated by several factors, such as climate change and the fluctuations of contaminant exposure levels over long periods. This makes it necessary to continuously monitor environmental pollution and the related potential health effects. The information gathered from risk assessment studies is also important for policy makers to identify preventive measures to be integrated at the population level and the individual level. The precautionary principle should be the basis of all environmental health science approaches based on newly acquired knowledge, including risk assessments and the definition of strategies to reduce human exposure to contaminants. This conference created a unique opportunity to discuss any subject related to environmental and health issues. The Chair and the scientific committee have tried to create an interesting and innovative program.
Submission is open for full manuscripts. Your manuscripts will be offered a full review process and will be published as regular scientific papers. We hope that many good papers will stem from this event. We have opened the submission window, and we are very eager to get the very best papers from the very best authors. Good luck!
This Special Issue will be open for submission from 8 Decemeber 2018 to 30 April 2019.
Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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