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Special Issue "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 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: closed (15 January 2020).
Interests: The use of various exposure assessment methods to study perinatal exposure to chemicals. Epidemiologic study of the association between environmental and occupational exposures and health outcomes. Use of mobile technology in education of environmental pollutants and other built environment hazards, and in the assessment of hazards. Dermal exposure assessment in occupational and environmental settings, psychosocial risk factors of exposure, and risk assessment and communication.
Interests: endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs); plasticizers/plastic pollution; childhood obesity/adiposity; asthma; DOHaD; community-based environmental health; underserved populations; health disparities; urban health; hydraulic fracturing; big data
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We invite submissions to this Special Issue on “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Health” 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 on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
PAHs are a complex class of carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting chemicals found in indoor and outdoor air from a variety of stationery and mobile sources. Exposures to PAHs have been associated with respiratory effects including asthma and lung cancer, premature death, other cancers, obesity, neurodevelopmental delay, and epigenetic effects.
These compounds are released during incomplete combustion of various fuels. Common indoor sources are home heating fuels including biomass, tobacco smoke, and burning of candles and incense. They are also found in the diet as they form on blackened foods.
Particle-bound PAHs are widespread in ambient air from fossil fuel burning and other combustion sources.
Opportunity for human exposure is on the rise globally. The shift to urban centers worldwide leads to higher emissions of PAH from various mobile and stationary sources. With population density comes increasing demand to burn fuels for heating, cooking, and transportation, leading to increased human exposure in urban centers.
Dr. Laura A. Geer
Dr. Lori A. Hoepner
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- Air Pollution
- Traffic Density
- Diesel Exhaust
- Environmental Tobacco Smoke
- Coal Burning
- Wood Burning
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Disease
- Combustion Sources
- Indoor Air
- Outdoor Air
- Biomass burning