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Special Issue "Water 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: 30 December 2019.
Interests: water contamination; emerging pollutants; microplastics; integrated on-line and on-site monitoring; water disinfection; modified electrodes; nanomaterials; electroanalysis
Interests: water contamination; polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); heavy metals; bioremediation; pollutants monitoring
Interests: crop protection; plant diseases; agrochemicals; abiotic stresses; food production; food security; food safety; global climate change; bioactive phytochemicals; agrochemicals; mycotoxins; medicinal plants; ethnobotany
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The increasing interest towards qualitative aspects of water resources is ascribable to the fact that, in the last decades, an increase in water contamination by thousands of chemicals has been observed globally. Even the least persistent compounds can pose a serious danger to health and the environment if released in large quantities or affected by bio-transformations that can increase their toxic risk. Particular attention has to be devoted to the risk associated with the presence of emerging pollutants in aquatic environments, most of which are polar and biologically active, and, actually, not yet regulation. A realistic assessment of the environmental and health risks associated with the presence of these contaminants in the aquatic environments requires evaluations related to their mobility, distribution, and interaction with the biological sphere, with particular regard to the assessment of the actual levels of exposure, of the possible bioaccumulation in living organisms, and the understanding of biological disturbance mechanisms. The presence of complex mixtures of chemicals and their metabolites, documented with increasing frequency in the aquatic environments, determines the growing difficulty of being able to predict the effects or evaluate the quality of an ecosystem based on chemical analysis alone. Biomolecular and eco-toxicological methods are the appropriate tools for detecting the effects capable of altering the balance of the aquatic ecosystem. The need to develop methodologies based on the coupling of chemical and biological techniques for the study of the different interactions between toxic substances and environmental factors is increasingly important to guide monitoring activities of resources, providing information on priorities and management methods, as well as defining suitable and eco-sustainable approaches for recovering contaminated waters.
Since water availability and its quality are essential aspects for human health and the environment, in this Special Issue, the submission of papers focused on innovative methods and strategies for the monitoring, protection, and the recovery of aquatic ecosystems is encouraged.
Prof. Luigi Falciola
Dr. Valeria Ancona
Prof. Marcello Iriti
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 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.
- Water contamination
- Organic pollutants
- Heavy metals
- Emerging pollutants
- Water resource monitoring
- Integrated on-line and on-site monitoring
- Water disinfection
- Biomolecular and/or eco-toxicological methods