Special Issue "Evaluation and Health Impact of Toxic Metals Pollution"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Toxicology and Public Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 15670
Interests: environmental pollution; heavy metals; organic pollutants; bioremediation; phytoremediation; rhizoremediation; bioenergy and biofuels; resource recovery; microbial and genetic engineering
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We are pleased to announce the Special Issue entitled “Evaluation and Health Impact of Toxic Metals Pollution”. Toxic metals generally refer to (1) heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and mercury; (2) semi-metallic elements such as arsenic and selenium; and (3) compounds of the above elements, which have negative effects on people’s health. Both their natural sources including volcanic activity and the geological weathering of metal-containing minerals, as well as anthropogenic sources such as mining, industrial, and agricultural activities, have resulted in their widespread distribution in the environment. Their toxicity depends on many factors, such as their chemical species, amount of intake, and exposure process, and some of them have been classified as human carcinogens. Further, as elements, toxic metal pollutants cannot be degraded like organic pollutants, and tend to accumulate within the ecological chain, raising concerns over their impact on human health and the environment.
This Special Issue focuses on the current state of knowledge which links the evaluation of toxic metal pollutions and their impact on the environment, including human health. New research articles, reviews, and case studies are welcome to this Issue. We invite contributions from different disciplines, including environment survey, risk management, health impact assessment, environmental remediation, and environmental strategy. The following topics are examples which could be addressed in this Special Issue:
- Reports of environment surveys to address toxic metal pollution in the soil/water/air environment of a stated area or country.
- Research on new approaches to evaluate/monitor toxic metals.
- Research on the ecological response to toxic metal pollutions, including microbes, animals, and plants.
- Research on the assessment of the risks posed by toxic metals to human health or ecological systems;
- Research on new approaches to purify/remediate toxic metal pollution from contaminated environments.
Dr. Mei-Fang Chien
Manuscript Submission Information
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- health risk assessment
- toxic metals
- environmental monitoring
- environmental remediation
- environmental strategy
- ecosystem resilience