Special Issue "Maternal and Child Environmental Health and Disease"
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 June 2019).
Interests: causal inference; environmental epidemiology; neurodevelopment; chemical mixtures; endocrine disruptors; exposure assessment; DOHaD
Interests: maternal and child health; developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD); endocrine disruptors; gene–environment interactions; environmental disease; obesity; diabetes; -omics biomarkers
We are organizing a Special Issue on Maternal and Child Environmental Health and Disease in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Exposure to environmental stressors can result in perturbations of sensitive biological processes, contributing to a higher burden of disease. Of particular concern are exposures occurring during periods of high vulnerability, such as pregnancy, which can shape the disease trajectories of both the mother and the child. Pollution, including chemical exposure, is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death and is estimated to have contributed to 9 million deaths globally in 2015. For example, early life exposure to pesticides, air pollution, heavy metals, and tobacco smoke have been shown to increase the risks of low birth weight, obesity, reproductive disorders, and respiratory and neurodevelopmental disorders/deficits.
In this issue, we welcome contributions highlighting recent findings from original studies and systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the link between environmental chemical exposures and health outcomes in pregnant women and children. Special emphasis will be given to novel findings about the interplay of environmental chemicals with social, nutritional, and/or genetic factors, as well as studies integrating innovative omics technologies for the elucidation of mechanisms underlying environmental disease pathogenesis. Contributions from studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries are highly encouraged.
Dr. Youssef Oulhote
Dr. Dania Valvi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Environmental chemicals
- Endocrine disruptors
- Air pollution
- Heavy metals
- Maternal health
- Fetal and child development
- Childhood growth trajectories
- Types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus
- Omics biomarkers