Special Issue "Heavy Metal Pollution and Health Risk Assessment"
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 (30 November 2019).
Interests: heavy metals; trace elements; arsenic; environmental pollution; human health effect; genetic susceptibility of chemicals
Heavy metal pollution of the environment and biota, including humans, is a serious problem in the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries with a rapid economic growth and increasing population. In these countries, severe pollution is frequently observed due to a lack of legal implementations and removal techniques, causing similar human health disasters to those that occurred in high-income countries in the past, such as the Minamata Disease and Itai Itai Disease. Groundwater pollution by arsenic or fluoride, which are naturally derived from aquifer, is also a critical issue, because groundwater is one of the most significant drinking water sources in some countries where clean sanitized water is not available in the required quantities. It is necessary to evaluate the spatiotemporal situation of metal pollution, estimate the future trends, assess the effects on human and wild animals, and mitigate such pollution. Furthermore, the development and usage of rare metals for industrial and medical use has recently increased. However, there is little information on the environmental behavior and toxicity of such rare metals up to now. Here, this Special Issue titled “Heavy Metal Pollution and Health Risk Assessment” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invites the submission of papers on the above areas to share recent knowledge on the environmental health issues of metals and to improve the quality of our ambient environment and, ultimately, to save our earth.
Prof. Dr. Tetsuro Agusa
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- Metal pollution in air
- Metal pollution in soil
- Metal pollution in water
- Metal pollution in wild animals
- Metal pollution in humans
- Metal pollution in low- and middle-income countries
- Health risk assessment of metal exposure in wild animals
- Health risk assessment of metal exposure in humans