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Special Issue "Environment, Endocrine Disruptors and Cutaneous Effects"
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: 30 April 2020.
Interests: dermatotoxicology; PCBs; dioxin; POPs; endocrine disruption; biomonitoring; immunosuppression; oxidative stress; dermatooncology; hyperpigmentation; adverse skin reactions
Man-made environmental pollutants are globally widespread and have adverse effects on the environment as well as on human health. Although most of the older persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like the dirty dozen named by the Stockholm Convention, are currently forbidden in the Western world, levels are still measurable in human serum worldwide due to their long half-lives (e.g., polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins). In addition, their usage is not strictly banned in developing countries.
At present, mankind is exposed to multiple (possible) endocrine-disrupting compounds (e.g. parabens, phtalates, perfluorinated compounds, rests of medication in drinking water, organic UV-filters like octocrylene, aromatic amines (pAAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tattoo inkt, and bisphenols) through different routes (direct skin contact, ingestion, inhalation).
In this Special Issue, we aim to improve our understanding of the effects of these compounds and evaluate their current levels. Health effects following exposure to environmental pollutants will be outlined with an emphasis on cutaneous effects.
We welcome papers that highlight new findings or emerging themes on endocrine disruptors of all kinds and their mixtures. Subject areas may include but are not limited to: epidemiological studies; biomonitoring; risk assessment; effects on biological systems; deepening of the toxicological aspects; policy topics; human studies using different methods across the exposure and life stage and cutaneous exposure and effects. We also encourage review articles or case reports.
Dr. Marike Leijs
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Endocrine disruptors
- Risk assessment
- Adverse skin reactions
- Oxidative stress