Special Issue "Persistent, Emerging, and Oil Pollutants in Marine Ecosystem and Human Health Risks"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Persistent, emerging, and oil pollutants (PEOPs) in marine ecosystem are a threat to human health. Humans are exposed to such pollutants largely by eating contaminated sea foods. Industrial effluents, surface runoffs, and trans-atmospheric transport are the major sources of these pollutants. People working in industries are also vulnerable to various PEOPs due to occupational exposure. These pollutants are known to affect various human body systems, for example, the endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems, and some are also known carcinogens. Fetuses and newborn infants are exposed to pollutants via the placenta and breast milk. The pollution of coastal ecosystems by PEOPs is a global phenomenon. However, there are very few studies linking PEOPs pollution of marine ecosystems to adverse effects on human health.
This Special Issue will focus on suitable research studies addressing PEOPs in marine ecosystems and related adverse human health impacts. Studies on all known PEOPs, such as PCBs, PBDEs, PFAS, TCDD, furan, etc. are of interest. They may include the assessments of ecotoxicological, occupational, immunologic, epigenetic, metabolic, clinical, epidemiological, public health effects, as well as environmental policy perspectives. Authors are invited and welcome to submit original research papers, reviews, and short communications
Dr. Atanu Sarkar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Oil Pollutants
- Marine ecosystem