Special Issue "The Exposome: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives"
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 December 2019).
Interests: characterizing variability in exposure across the lifecourse, children’s health, reproductive and developmental toxicity; integrative scientific approaches including identifying molecular mechanisms of developmental, reproductive, and neuro toxicants; characterizing in vitro techniques for toxicology assessment; developing biological and exposure-based dose-response models
The concept of the exposome embraces the complexity of real-life exposures, as we are not exposed to single chemicals but to mixtures that change over time. Incorporating exposomics into research has traditionally been limited by our ability to assess exposures. Novel techniques, such as targeted and untargeted exposure analysis, have vastly improved our ability to characterize exposures and provide the opportunity to dramatically improve our epidemiological and mechanistic research. However, challenges remain in the identification of agents and chemical evaluation in such analyses. New reference databases and biomonitoring efforts provide valuable tools for moving into the next phase of exposure analysis. Additionally, statistical methods for understanding the meaning of cumulative exposure and mixtures are becoming more readily available. This Special Issue invites articles related to the following:
- Novel techniques for assessing the exposome;
- Statistical methods for the interpretation of exposome data;
- Applications of the exposome for public health research and policy;
- Discussions of future directions of exposome research;
- Applications for precision medicine and for longitudinal disease trajectories.
Prof. Dr. Elaine M. Faustman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Untargeted exposure assessment
- Cumulative exposure assessment
- Exposure mixtures