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Special Issue "Toxic Effects of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) on Non-Target Aquatic Organisms"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) are a diverse group of chemicals that have received comparatively little attention as potential environmental pollutants. PPCPs comprise all the drugs that are primarily used to prevent or treat human and animal disease, diagnostic agents, “nutraceuticals”, and personal care products used to improve the quality of human daily life. After their use, PPCPs are generally excreted as parental compound and/or metabolites and unwittingly enter the sewerage system. Since the traditional wastewater treatment plants have a limited removal efficiency for most of these molecules, a wide spectrum of PPCPs enters surface waters. Although concentrations in natural aquatic ecosystems are generally low, PPCPs are biologically active compounds that could be potentially dangerous to aquatic non-target organisms. On that basis, even if concerns have been raised about the broad range of adverse effects caused by PPCPs exposure diverse aquatic species, which could differ between and among each class of therapeutics, and a considerable amount of work has been done, the knowledge regarding this topic remains still scant but worthy of being implemented.
In this Special Issue, authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, reviews and/or short communications highlighting the potential toxicity of PPCPs, focusing on the wide variety of adverse effects induced by the exposure to these emerging aquatic pollutants in both marine and freshwater species.
Dr. Marco Parolini
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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
- personal care products
- aquatic organisms
- adverse effects