Special Issue "Air Toxics"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
Interests: air toxics; organic air pollutants; semi-volatile organic compounds; air sampling methods; organic pollutant analysis
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Toxic air pollutants, also known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), are those chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or have adverse environmental effects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated 187 pollutants as air toxics (http://www.epa.gov/air/toxicair/newtoxics.html), although about 33 of them present the greatest threat to public health in the largest number of urban areas (http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/nata/34poll.html). In addition to HAPs, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are another class of toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world (although some of the compounds on HAPs and POPs list overlap). Because they are very stable and can be transported by wind and water, most POPs generated in one country can, and do, affect people and wildlife far from where they are used and released. Under the United Nation treaty, signed in Stockholm in 2001 (known as the Stockholm Convention), over 90 countries agreed to reduce or eliminate the production, use, and/or release of 12 key POPs and specified a scientific review process that has led to the addition of other POPs chemicals of global concern. Since then, nine new POPs have been added to the initial list and several others are currently under review (http://chm.pops.int/Home/tabid/2121/Default.aspx).
In this Special Issue “Air Toxics” we invite authors to submit original manuscripts regarding monitoring, ambient concentrations, emission sources, exposure measurements, and health and environmental effects of air toxics (including diesel particular matter and polycyclic aromatic compounds) and persistent organic pollutants.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Zielinska
Dr. Andrey Khlystov
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.
- air toxics
- hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
- persisted organic pollutants (POPs)
- ambient concentrations
- health effects
- environmental effects
- emission sources