Special Issue "Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Toxic Pollutants: A One Health Prespective"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alberto Mantovani
Guest Editor
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Interests: food, nutrition and health; environment and health; transdisciplinary collaboration approaches

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recognition of public health risks due to chemical substances is established in industrialized countries, and substantial regulations are in place. Undoubted progress is being made, but pollutants remain in the environment notwithstanding regulations, and significant knowledge gaps exist, such as: a One Health framework linking environment, food chains, and human health; risk assessment and risk analysis in the new scenarios of emerging countries; and health risk prevention in uncertainty-laden situations such as emerging risks.

This Issue aims to provide an overview of interdisciplinary case studies on the assessment and management of public health risks from substances, with a special attention toward One Health approaches and emerging data-poor issues.

The recent history of the prevention of health risks from toxicants faces a series of emerging problems (endocrine disruption, nanotoxicology, mixtures, etc.) that call for new transdisciplinary approaches and paradigms in order to feed science into public health policies.

Cutting-edge issues include the use of mechanistic research into risk assessment, transdisciplinary One Health strategies, and the scientific assessment of uncertainties.

Papers with an interdisciplinary character (from molecular to risk assessment, from environment to health, from science to policy), with a special focus on emerging scenarios and countries, are especially welcome.

Dr. Alberto Mantovani
Guest Editor

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. Medicina is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1500 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.


  • food, nutrition and health
  • environment and health
  • transdisciplinary collaboration approaches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop