Special Issue "Environmental and Biological Monitoring: Analytical Methods and Assessment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021).
2. CIBER OBN, Biomedical Research Networking Center for Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain
Interests: toxicology; food safety; risk assessment; chromatography; mass spectrometry; environmental health; applied chemical analysis; chemical pollution
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Special Issue in Toxics: Advances in Environmental Toxicology and Wildlife Health
Environmental monitoring is the systematic and repeated observation of harmful factors that affect the environment in which living beings live, according to predetermined standards or rules. Thus, aspects such as chemicals, and other pollutants in a specific location can be monitored. Specifically, biomonitoring is the procedure by which the body burden of toxic or potentially toxic chemicals, in living beings, is assessed as a means of evaluating the exposure. Blood and urine are the most common samples, but other tissues and fluids can also be used, such as hair, feathers, or breast milk, among others. Biomonitoring can be done either directly or with the help of indicators (bioindicators).
This Special Issue is dedicated to the publication of technical and methodological developments for the collection of monitoring and biomonitoring data, as well as advances in the design of monitoring systems. The Issue also covers the use of monitoring data already obtained by standard methods to assess anthropogenic impacts on natural resources and the environment. The analysis of geographic information systems and remote sensing studies that relate polluting activities to alterations in biodiversity or land cover, or that affect global climate change, is also the target of this Special Issue. Articles combining monitoring/biomonitoring data with toxicological, epidemiological, and health data are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Octavio Pérez Luzardo
Dr. Katrin Vorkamp
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- Sampling techniques
- Optimization of monitoring networks
- Data handling
- Quality and assurance procedures
- Exposure assessment
- Methods and procedures of pollution risk assessment
- Geographic information systems analysis
- Remote sensing