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Special Issue "Occupational Respiratory 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: 31 January 2020.
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of particle emissions on respiratory health in occupational environments in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Improving respiratory health is an important objective for the mining, construction and processing industries and policy makers. Respiratory health refers to preventing disease of the respiratory tract, and prolonging life of those exposed to excessive levels of respiratory hazards, promoting health and well-being. Occupational environments, including above ground and underground mines, construction sites, tunneling sites, power plants, workshops, farms, processing plants and transportation systems may affect the respiratory health of workers and the public, through individual exposure levels (e.g., dust particle exposure), activity patterns (e.g., heavy physical work), pre-existing medical conditions and individual resilience. Research, both in indoor workplaces and open areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for occupational and environmental health, and inform proactivity to improve productivity.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impact of particle emissions on occupational respiratory health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Gunther Paul
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 1800 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.
- Underground mining
- Open-cut mining
- Engineered stone processing
- Food processing
- Public health
- Occupational health
- Environmental health
- Environmental exposure
- Particle exposure
- Particle emission
- Particle imission
- Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease (CMDLD)
- Black lung
- Coal Worker Pneumoconiosis (CWP)
- Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Occupational asthma
- Water spraying
- Personal Dust Monitor (PDM)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)