Special Issue "Endocrine Disruptor, Exposure and Potential Health Impact"
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: 31 July 2019
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiangang Chen
There is a growing public concern regarding the potential health impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) exposure from the environment. First coined in the early 1990s, EDCs are characterized as a group of exogenous chemicals that target various components of the endocrine system. The existence of EDCs in our daily life is ubiquitous, and the sources of EDC exposure are diverse. EDC disrupts the homeostasis of an endogenous system through multiple mechanisms, acting as a mimic or antagonist on classic nuclear receptors and membrane associated receptors. They may also interfere with the synthesis and function of critical enzymes in a specific endocrine system. Initial research efforts on EDCs were primarily focused on reproductively-relevant health risks. The scope of recent research has further expanded to delve into the consequence of transgenerational exposure, epigenetic effects, neurological and behavioral changes, and the potential link of EDC exposure to metabolic disorders.
This Special Issue seeks original research papers on various aspects of EDCs, from their detection in various environment/biological matrices to the adverse consequences of their exposure. In particular, we encourage the submission of research that focuses on issues related to EDC exposure on the development of critical systems, including but not limited to endocrine, neurological, reproductive, metabolic, and immune systems. We also encourage the submission of original research works on the impact of low-level EDC exposure, exposure to EDC mixtures, early life exposure, the identification of novel EDCs, and multigenerational studies that are designed to understand the underlying mechanisms and long term health risk of EDC exposure from the environment. We also welcome epidemiological studies that demonstrate the link between EDC exposure and its potential health risks.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiangang Chen
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- Endocrine disruptor
- Hormonal system
- Endocrine system
- Health outcomes
- Low-level exposure