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Special Issue "Environmental Contaminants of Emerging Public Health Concern: PFAS"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 6107
Special Issue Editors
Interests: control theory and the development and analysis of mathematical and statistical models in agriculture, the environment and medicine
Interests: endocrine disruption; developmental toxicology
Special Issue Information
While PFAS chemicals have long been in use, our understanding of the mechanisms by which they adversely affect biological systems and the endpoints they alter need elucidation so that risks posed to human and environmental targets can be understood. PFAS present challenges to public health by the sheer number of chemical forms, molecular targets, adverse outcome pathways, and potential developmental or homeostatic impacts. PFAS have now been detected worldwide, including in some of the most pristine environments on Earth and in large percentages of human blood samples from broad populational surveys. Expanding scientific understanding of the molecular targets, adverse outcome pathways, and endpoints would aid in strategies for both PFAS-related regulatory and translational science and in predictive toxicology efforts. In these perspectives, collecting evidence om nuclear receptor interactions, biomolecular cascades, and endpoints detrimental to individual or community health will help to shed light on the challenges presented by these “forever” chemicals.
In this Research Topic, we welcome submissions of original research, review, and mini-review articles focused on but not limited to the following topics:
- Interaction of PFAS with nuclear receptors or other direct molecular interactions;
- Initiation by PFAS of singular or multiple adverse outcomes pathways;
- Developmental endpoints;
- Relationships between PFAS and chronic disease;
- Regulatory, policy, mitigation, and clean-up challenges;
- Occurrences in novel environments.
Prof. Dr. Clyde F. Martin
Dr. Andrea Kirk
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 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.
- AOP (adverse outcomes pathways)
- PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substance)
- nuclear receptors
- immune response
- metabolic syndrome
- environmental exposure