Special Issue "Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risk"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: hyphenation of chromatography and mass spectrometry for trace analysis of organic pollutants and metal speciation; abiotic remediation of halogenated organic contaminants (VOC's, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCB's and others) in the environment using mixtures of zero-valent metals and metal sulfides; enhancing bioremediation of contaminated soils using metabolic substrates; artificial wetlands in bio-remediation studies
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Human risk, attributed to environmental pollution, has been a global concern for the last half a century. It has been estimated that a quarter of human diseases are due to chronic exposure to pollution, and that proper waste management is necessary to guard against human health impacts.
The main source of toxic metal contamination, including those of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, and zinc are scrap metal smelting and refining industries, as well as burning of waste containing those metals. Human poisoning occurs through inhalation of smoke or ingestion of contaminated soils, water, and/or vegetation. Needless to say that metals are stable and persistent contaminants and, unless excavated, can last for many years.
Non-biodegradable organic contaminants are persistent in the environment and can accumulate in food chains, such as fish and livestock. These chemicals include chlorinated pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) all of them are banned under international environmental agreements.
For this Special Issue on “Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risk”, I am eager to entertain articles that enhance the reader’s understanding of health impacts of environmental pollution from different aspects. These include computer modeling, case studies for the relation between contaminated sites and disease. Methods for analyses of pollutants in environmental or biological samples as well as reports on studies of food contamination are also welcome.
Dr. Sayed M. Hassan
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- Environmental contamination
- Soil pollution
- Human risk assessment
- Environmental analysis