Special Issue "Association of Environmental Exposures with Mental and Cognitive Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 April 2023) | Viewed by 7626
Interests: environmental exposure assessment; air pollution; health impact assessment; mental health; respiratory health; children’s health; healthy aging
Interests: environmental exposure; air pollution; temperature; health effects; lung health; neurocognitive
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Cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood to older age. For example, depression is a leading contributor to the global burden of disease, with a lifetime prevalence of 10 to 15% worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that, in 2015, dementia affected at least 50 million people (or approximately 5% of the world's population aged over 60 years), with 60% living in low- and middle-income countries. Environmental exposures are hypothesized to contribute to mental and cognitive health, but to date, the overall results are heterogeneous. Understanding the relationships between modifiable environmental risk factors and mental or cognitive conditions is important to inform the development of preventive measures and to address the needs of people living with these health conditions.
We encourage and warmly welcome researchers to submit original research articles or reviews on (but not limited to) the following topics: results of epidemiological studies on risk factors associated with environmental exposures (air pollution, traffic noise, greenness, temperature, etc.), which affect cognitive function and/or mental health (for example: depression, anxiety, dementia, etc). Studies on the combined effects of multiple environmental exposures are highly welcome. We are especially interested in studies investigating sensitive or higher risk groups exposed to various environmental pollutants (for example: pregnant women, children, the elderly, people who are immune compromised, and those living with chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases, etc.).
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Hicran Altug
Dr. Tamara Schikowski
Dr. Rachel Tham
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- Environmental exposures
- Air pollution
- Traffic noise
- Neighbourhood greenness
- Mental health
- Cognitive impairment