One Health

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology Research and Life Sciences".

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Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of Sci is intended to highlight and report new insights related to the interface of human, animal, and environmental health. For this issue, we invite papers related to the clinical and/or environmental significance of the intersecting factors of One Health. We also invite papers which report research findings related to mechanisms, models, causative factors, or solutions to the interrelated problems at the intersection of One Health.

Dr. Mark Brown
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Keywords

  • human health
  • animal health
  • environmental
  • interdisciplinary
  • one health

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Assessment of Spatial Variations in Pesticide, Heavy Metal, and Selenium Residues in Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Products
by Mai M. Awad and Randall B. Boone
Sci 2023, 5(2), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/sci5020024 - 06 Jun 2023
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Apis mellifera L. is considered one of the most important pollinators in nature. Unfortunately, in addition to other insect species, honey bee populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, urging researchers to investigate the causes and stressors that precipitated this decline. This study [...] Read more.
Apis mellifera L. is considered one of the most important pollinators in nature. Unfortunately, in addition to other insect species, honey bee populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, urging researchers to investigate the causes and stressors that precipitated this decline. This study focuses on chemical stressors that are found to affect bee populations. We used pollen and honey samples to examine the variations in pesticides, selenium, and heavy metals in two different landscapes: urban and agricultural areas of northeastern Colorado, USA. Subsequently, we extrapolated the risks of these toxins’ residues to Apis spp. Based on the current literature, we found no spatial variations in metal and selenium concentrations in the pollen and honey samples collected from urban and agricultural areas. Moreover, we observed no spatial variations in pesticide concentrations in pollen and honey samples. Based on the previous literature and a comparison of the residues of heavy metals, selenium, and pesticides in our pollen and honey samples, we found that the heavy metal and selenium residues in some honey and pollen likely pose a severe health risk to honey bees. Although the levels of pesticide residues were below the documented thresholds of risk, we consider the possibility of synergistic chemical impacts. Our findings support future efforts to investigate the health risks associated with multiple-factor combinations. Full article
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