Effect of Various Water Pollutants (Stressors) on the Health of Humans and Animal Models

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2024 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water plays a crucial role in the survival of life on Earth. Freshwater reservoirs are being contaminated by the release of various pollutants or stressors (heavy metals, organic compounds, pathogens, and emerging contaminants) into water bodies by various anthropogenic sources such as industries, domestic sources, agriculture, etc., which cause a variety of health issues in both humans and aquatic organisms like fish.

We welcome papers that explore the acute and chronic health issues that affect humans and animal models, especially aquatic organisms like fish, because of exposure to contaminated water and also assess several health indices (carcinogenic, non-carcinogenic, HI, etc.). Molecular insights from these studies can help us better understand the potential ecological effects by shedding light on changed behavior, hematological and histological changes, impaired reproduction, health risk assessment, and of course, molecular and physiological disruptions.

In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute original research, review articles, or clinical data that focus on the recent advancements in the primary areas listed below:

  • Toxic effect of pollutants (heavy metals, pesticides, etc.) on fish hematology, histology, molecular biology, and physiology.
  • Health risk indexes of various pollutants on humans and aquatic organisms.
  • Possible biomarkers related to the above aspects.

Dr. Alin Ciobică
Guest Editor

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  • water pollutants
  • pesticides
  • heavy metals
  • fish
  • humans
  • hematology
  • histology
  • health implications
  • bioaccumulation factor

Published Papers

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