Special Issue "Health Risk Assessment of Potentially Toxic Elements"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Antoniadis Vasileios
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Guest Editor
Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytokou Street, 384 46, Volos, Greece
Interests: soil science; soil contamination; heavy metals; phytoremediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Potentially toxic elements (PTEs) often constitute a serious human health risk. In this Special Issue we invite contributions that will address related aspects, such as (a) assessing the bio-availability of PTEs deriving from soil and inorganic and organic amendments, as well as water and other environmental bodies; (b) studying the responses of plant species in soils with elevated PTE contents and their role as potential accumulators/excluders of PTEs; (c) exploring the various PTE contamination pathways from soil/water/air to humans and their potential associated risks; and (d) recognizing and discussing challenges related to soil/water contamination and their contribution to health risk assessment (HRA). Also contributions are expected to discuss possible problems and shortcomings of the USEPA-based HRA parameters, as well as PTE reference doses (RfDs) that may be outdated or not relevant to particular land uses or human activities; on this basis, contributions may suggest novel approaches to human HRA. Particularly welcome are contributions from diverse scientific backgrounds that would enhance interdisciplinary concerns and thus the novelty of the submitted papers, and would also lead to highly enriching the understanding of the readers. Human HRA of PTEs is a wide topic that bridges basic science to real life problems and this Special Issue is expected to receive a wide attention by the scientific community.

Dr. Antoniadis Vasileios
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. Toxics 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 1600 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.


  • Soil enrichment with PTEs
  • Contamination pathways
  • Risk assessment parameters
  • Soil- and water-deriving PTEs
  • Improved HRA approaches
  • PTE-laden airborne particles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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