Special Issue "Drinking Water and Health Risks"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: acid rain; cloud water chemistry; water and human health issues; health impacts of air pollution
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Concerns regarding declining water quality are increasing worldwide due to its significant impact on public health and ecosystem protection. About 2.3 billion people are suffering from water-related diseases globally (UNESCO 2003). In developing countries more than 2.2 million people die every year due to contaminated water and inadequate sanitation (WHO and UNICEF, 2000). Understanding anthropogenic impacts is increasingly important, particularly with unprecedented population growth, urbanization, industrialization, agricultural demands, and climatic change. New methodologies for determining drinking water quality are needed. Information about drinking water quality must be improved for citizens and stakeholders and health protection measures must be proposed. In this Special Issue, we seek to publish innovative papers from multidisciplinary fields investigating the problems of water quality degradation due to a multitude of impacts with an emphasis on major pollutants (heavy metals, organic chemicals, and microbial contamination) and their possible impacts on human health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Drinking water quality monitoring and protection
- Major pollutants
- Water pollutants analysis
- Drinking water safety, and public health
- Risk analysis
- Assessment, development and management
Dr. Haider A. Khwaja
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