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Special Issue "Health Effects of Waterborne Contaminants: A Focus on Emerging Concerns"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
Tel. (312) 355-3629
Interests: environmental epidemiology; surface water; water recreation; gastrointestinal illness; microbial indicators and pathogens; climate change; sustainability
The past decade has seen an explosion of information concerning the presence and concentration of potentially hazardous substances in surface water, ground water, wastewater, drinking water, recycled water, bottled water, water distribution systems, and in-premise plumbing. Regulatory standards are lacking for the vast majority of these substances, which include new industrial chemicals, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. At the same time, new concerns have emerged about previously-recognized physical agents, chemicals hazards, and their metabolites, and about biological agents and the toxins they elaborate.
Information concerning the human health impacts of emerging waterborne hazards has lagged behind efforts to characterize concentrations of and exposures to such hazards. This Special Issue will showcase and summarize new information about the human health effects of waterborne hazards. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that provide novel information about the diverse human health outcomes associated with exposure, through water, to physical, chemical, and biological agents.
Dr. Samuel Dorevitch
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.
- drinking water
- ground water
- bottled water
- emerging contaminants
- algal bloom
- disinfection byproducts
- gastrointestinal illness
- respiratory infection