Special Issue "Maternal and Fetal Exposure to Environmental Chemicals"

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: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Laura A. Geer
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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health, 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
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Dr. Lori A. Hoepner
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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health,450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As public health responds to the global pandemic, we should not lose sight of common environmental exposure impacts on maternal and fetal health. Rather, we should increase awareness of exposures from household products as more time is spent “quarantined” in the home. Since the pandemic began, daily routines have changed and behaviors have been modified: cleaning the home, products worn for prolonged periods close to the skin, and materials brought into the home. In the past decade, there has been a convincing body of literature connecting consumer product chemicals to endocrine-disrupting potential with possible impacts on maternal and child health. There have been advances in the studies of exposure mixtures and chemical substitutions. We must also be responsive to health impacts of climate change, with an emphasis on air pollution and possible associations with IQ reductions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

In response to these challenges, we invite papers to this Special Issue that cover methods development, novel exposure assessment methods (e.g., wearables, digital technologies), and innovative approaches for characterization of risk as applied to vulnerable groups for classification of exposures and outcomes. We welcome papers of high academic quality with attention to practical implications for informing prevention.

Dr. Laura A. Geer
Dr. Lori A. Hoepner
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 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.

Keywords

  • perinatal exposure
  • biomarkers
  • endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
  • metals
  • environmental epidemiology
  • exposure assessment
  • digital health
  • consumer product chemicals (CPCs)
  • COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection products
  • air pollution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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