Special Issue "Persistent Toxic Substances and Their Influence on Reproductive Health, Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Adult Health"
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: closed (1 July 2018)
Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Studies of longitudinal design are ongoing on a global basis, especially in Arctic countries. For both ethical and scientific reasons, many studies have a cohort design, with a long-term follow up of mothers and their children.The most vulnerable period in human life is before one is born and in early childhood. A number of reports and publications are now coming out of these studies, and this Special Issue invites authors to submit papers on important studies and their defined health endpoints. Different epidemiological studies in the circumpolar area have shown associations between contaminants and different health outcomes.Risk assessment of the effects of environmental pollutants is an essential tool in the overall protection of health for the next generation. Different methods are available, but one of the biggest challenges is how to translate contaminant concentrations measured in blood to information useful for risk characterization (the likelihood that specific effects will occur at these concentrations). The next challenge is to communicate these risks to policy-making for populations, as well as information for individuals for preventive reasons. The precautionary principle should be the basis for all approaches of acquired knowledge, as well as providing good arguments for the reduction of exposure to humans. Climate change and future changes in exposure will further complicate this assessment, providing good rationale to continue monitoring and assessing exposure and related health effects.This Special Issue is open to any subject related to persistent toxic substances and their influence. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. Other relevant topics will get a thorough review.Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
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- Global monitoring of the human body, levels and trends
- Different biological media for different purposes
- Knowledge of combined effects in humans
- Cohorts and dietary studies
- Neurobehavioral effects
- Immunological effects
- Reproductive effects
- Cardiovascular effects
- Endocrine effects
- Carcinogenic effects
- Genetic modifiers
- Effect modifiers
- Risk assessment
- Risk communication
- Adaptation and climate change
- Food and water security.