Special Issue "Air Quality and 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 (28 February 2018).
Interests: exposure; respiratory tract dose; health impact assessment; concentration-response; infiltration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of the air quality on public health 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/special_issues/air_quality_health
Ambient and indoor air may affect public health through environmental exposure. In The Right to Healthy Indoor Air (World Health Organization, 2000), a healthy indoor environment is recognized as a fundamental human right. In fact, people spend a lot of time indoors, e.g., in offices, laboratories, buildings, etc. Consequently, indoor pollution can cause side effects, ranging from discomfort to severe consequences on health. Simultaneously, research on outdoor air quality, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
This Special Issue is open to articles on the air quality and health, with special focus on particulate matter, including ultrafine particles that have special physical and chemical properties, even if the toxicological evidence has not yet been fully established in human studies. Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes papers on exposure analysis, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment, focusing specifically on the processes affecting hazards of ultrafine particles for human health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Buonanno
Dr. Otto Hänninen
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 2300 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.
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