Special Issue "Indoor Environmental Quality: Exposures and Occupant Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: housing, health, disparities, indoor air quality, environmental justice
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Human exposure to environmental contaminants is often shaped by attributes of the indoor environments in which we spend the majority of our time. Globally, attention is beginning to focus on health risks from emerging indoor contaminants, such as flame retardants and phthalates, while in developing countries combustion by-products from biomass fuel burning continue to contribute to morbidity and mortality. While recent decades have produced a significant body of research on these exposures and their determinants, many knowledge gaps remain, especially related to the design of effective intervention strategies.
This issue will highlight new research and analyses on how indoor environments (residential, commercial, etc.) influence personal exposures and human health, and how these pathways can be modified to mitigate negative effects. Research papers, analytical reviews, case studies, conceptual frameworks, and policy-relevant articles are solicited. Of particular interest are articles involving low-income and vulnerable populations and those which highlight emerging contaminants or under-studied topic areas. We also encourage authors to submit studies which address issues and approaches relevant to developing countries.
Dr. Gary Adamkiewicz
Dr. M. Patricia Fabian
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- indoor environment,
- household fuels
- solid fuels
- low-income and vulnerable populations
- developing countries
- environmental exposure health risk