Special Issue "The Impact of Agricultural Pesticides on Human Health and the Environment"
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 (31 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Assaf A. Abdelghani
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health of Tropical Medicine, Suite 2100, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
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Interests: the impact of toxic chemicals on human health and the environment:accumulation in food chain organisms and degradation; water and sanitation and effects of agricultural pesticides in developing nations
We are organizing a Special Issue on “The Impact of Agricultural Pesticides on Human Health and the Environment” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The United Nation recently projected that the world population will reach 11.2 billion people by the year 2100. More food is needed to be produced to match this growth. Improvement of agriculture by several means to produce more food tends to increase food security. One of these methods is the use of agricultural pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) to improve crop yields. Pesticides can enter our food chain through residues on treated crops, fruits, seafood and others.
Most of developed counties have approved new laws to reduce the use of these agricultural pesticides. This is driven by the public health concerns by consuming foods containing pesticide residues.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to assessing the impact of agricultural pesticides on our health and the environment. This in turn will inform decision makers to issue policies for the improvement of public health.
The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.Prof. Dr. Assaf A. Abdelghani
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 1800 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.
- Human Health
- Toxicity/Toxicological Testing
- Soil and sediment Sorption
- Physical movement
- Surface and Ground Water contamination
- Chronic/Long Term Health Effects
- Food Chain/Seafood
- Organophosphorus and Organochlorine compounds