Special Issue "Air Pollution: Occupational Exposure and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: occupational medicine; toxicology; environmental science; biomarkers, public health
The effects on human health due to air pollution exposure are an important global health issue: the increased occurrence of mortality and morbidity, as well as shortened life expectancy, have been related to exposure to ambient air pollution. Particulate matter also increases the risk of respiratory, allergic and oncological diseases in both exposed workers and the general population. Pathogenic pathways are likely related to some of the compounds contained in particulate matter, e.g., PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), gases (nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, ozone), heavy metals (chromium, arsenic, lead, manganese, mercury), asbestos and microorganisms. These pollutants are able to penetrate the lower airways due to their small sizes, where they can cause damage to the bronchial epithelium, inducing inflammation or neoplastic degeneration, or can be carried into the pulmonary blood and spread throughout the body.
This Special Issue aims to showcase the variety and relevance of recent developments in the ﬁeld of exposure to air pollutants and health effects.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: environmental and occupational exposure to air pollutants and effects on human health (e.g. allergic, pulmonary and oncological diseases); environmental monitoring and unknown contaminant source characterization; application of regional-scale management methodologies to polluted sites; improving the remediation of pollution using new technologies and case studies related to environmental management; the importance and role of biomarkers of exposure, their effects and susceptibility; biomonitoring of occupational exposure; the use of biomarkers to assess environmental and occupational exposure; asbestos-related diseases, methodological and ethical issues. All submitted manuscripts will go through a rigorous peer review process.
Dr. Luigi Vimercati
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2000 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.
- Air pollution
- Public health
- Environmental exposure
- Occupational exposure
- Allergic diseases
- Pulmonary diseases
- Oncological diseases
- Heavy metals