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Special Issue "The Potential Environmental Impacts on Human Reproduction"

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 (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 188

Special Issue Editor

Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: endocrine disruptors; early life exposure; reproductive toxicology; gut microbiota and susceptibility to pathogen infection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cumulative evidence suggests the potential impacts of the environment on the dysfunction of the human reproductive system, and the unintended consequences for reproductive outcomes. Air and water pollution, natural and workplace radiation and heat exposure, and daily exposure to low-dose synthetic compounds, including bio-accumulative chemicals and endocrine disruptors, have been linked to the perturbation of sexual development, the impairment of oocyte and sperm quality, the reduction of fertility, and early fetal loss.

This Special Issue invites high-quality research (including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, epidemiological and experimental studies) investigating environmental risks to human reproductive health. Studies on the reproductive health risks of physical, chemical, built environment, climate change, and lifestyle factors, and research on the adverse impact of the environment on reproductive function and outcomes during critical and sensitive windows of development are welcome.

Dr. Jiangang Chen
Guest Editor

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.


  • reproductive health
  • chemical exposure
  • endocrine disruptors
  • built environment
  • environmental and occupational risks
  • lifestyle
  • pregnancy outcomes
  • climate change
  • global warming
  • early determinants of adult health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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