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Special Issue "Occupational and Environmental Cancer"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019) | Viewed by 7536
Special Issue Editors
2. Institute of Occupational Medicine, Research Avenue North, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH14 4AP, UK
Interests: environmental and occupational cancer; epidemiology; the exposome; human exposure assessment; occupational cancer; natural and synthetic fibres; dermal exposure and air pollution
Interests: occupational cancer; occupational neurodegenerative diseases; occupational respiratory diseases; meta-analysis methodology; return to work; migrant workers
Special Issue Information
Globally there are around 9 million deaths each year from cancer and over the next 20 years incidence rates are expected to rise by around 60%. Occupational and environmental exposures account for around 10 to 20% or all cancer deaths, and about a third of lung cancer deaths. Key workplace causes of cancer include asbestos, used mineral oils, solar radiation, crystalline silica, diesel engine exhaust, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and many others. In the wider environment, exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollutants, hair dyes, formaldehyde, arsenic, pesticides and acrylamide have all been implicated in causing cancers. These are important public health priorities that we need to act on.
Epidemiological cohort studies of groups of workers, people who have had exposure to specific environmental exposures or case–control studies where exposures can be reconstructed are particularly informative about risk factors for cancer. However, early intelligence of cancer risks or supporting confirmation of carcinogenicity can also be obtained from toxicological and mechanistic research. Further, the relevance of risk to humans can be explored through appropriate health impact assessment (HIA) studies.
In this Special Issue we are interested to receive submissions that are informative about any aspect of occupational and environmental cancer causes, including exposure to carcinogens and health impact assessments. We are particularly interested in papers dealing with cancer risks where there is uncertainty:
- Working at night
- Acrylamide in food
- Indoor or outdoor air pollution
- Ultrafine particles such as engineered nanomaterials, welding fume or diesel engine exhaust particulate
- Pesticides, for example, Glyphosate, Diazinon, Malathion, Chlordecone (Kepone)
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. John Cherrie
Prof. Damien McElvenny
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 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.
- health impact assessment