Special Issue "The Ambient Environment and Reproductive Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Reproductive Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of the ambient environment on reproductive health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
Parameters of the ambient environment such as air pollution is consistently shown to increase the risk of many adverse health outcomes such as asthma, cardiovascular complications and cancer. Human reproduction is an intricate process with tightly regulated physiologic changes. It is therefore vulnerable to environmental threats, which may have short- and long-term maternal, paternal and foetal consequences. However, the role of the ambient environment on human reproductive outcomes is not clearly understood. Given our increasingly diverse population and the growing complexity of environmental threats, such knowledge is critical for improving reproductive health.
This Special Issue is open to articles investigating the role of the ambient environment on reproductive health, with special focus on common pollutants such as extreme temperature, noise and air pollution, even if the toxicological evidence has not yet been fully established in human studies. We welcome papers on epidemiology, exposure analysis, toxicology and risk assessment, focusing specifically on the effects of air pollution on reproductive health outcomes (e.g., fertility, fecundability, semen quality, preterm birth, low birthweight, fetal growth, pregnancy complications, etc). The listed keywords suggest are just a few of the many possibilities.
We are looking forward to receiving your contribution and creating a special issue that will provide readers with up-to-date insights into the effects of air pollution on human health.
Dr. Sandie Ha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- air pollution
- birth outcomes
- environmental health
- perinatal health
- ambient environment
- environmental determinants of health