Special Issue "Organic Micro-Pollutants and Human Exposure"
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 (31 May 2017).
Interests: sample preparation; gas chromatography; high-performance liquid chromatography; high-resolution mass spectrometry; trace analysis; quantification; organic micropollutants; metabolomics
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Tens of thousands of micro-pollutants are dispersed in the environmental matrices (waters, soil, sediment, air, organisms) due to industrial or agricultural activities or from domestic wastes. During the last decades, the impact of the environment on human health has been put in evidence and is now a recognized fact, perfectly illustrated by some studies, especially in the fields of health, environment, and epidemiology.
In this context, a new concept, “exposome”, was born in 2005 and encompasses all environmental exposures during the life of an individual. This concept provides a holistic view of human health and disease. It includes exposures from lifestyle, diet, and social environment, as well as the body’s responses to these exposures. The study of human exposure to organic micro-pollutants and the understanding of the impact on health require a multidisciplinary approach. It is closely related to the science of exposure, epidemiology, biology, analytical chemistry, statistics, and bioinformatics.
The development of tools and methods to assess how the micro-pollutants of the environment influence our health will help people to make better decisions in the personal lives of individuals and regulatory agencies could protect populations from risk exposures by triggering new preventative measures and regulations.
Dr. Emmanuelle Vulliet
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- human exposure
- human health
- environmental matrices
- biological matrices
- analytical strategy
- statistical tools