Special Issue "Prenatal Exposure to Toxics and Risks in Infants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Prof. Anna M. Lavezzi
“Lino Rossi -Research Center for the study and prevention of sudden perinatal death and SIDS"- Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Interests: neuropathology; SIDS; SIUDS; risk factors
Dr. Hui Chen
School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney Broadway, NSW, Australia
Interests: fetal programming, maternal obesity, maternal smoking, maternal e-vaping, oxidative stress, inflammation
There is growing concerns about the toxic chemicals that, every year, are released into the air, as they can severely affect human health. In particular, prenatal exposure to harmful chemicals, such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, pesticides, etc., can have detrimental impacts on the course of pregnancy as well as children’s lives. In addition to preterm birth and low birth weight, numerous postnatal disorders, such as defective maturation of the lung, substratum of frequent inflammatory and allergic respiratory diseases, neurological pathologies, plausibly due to developmental abnormalities of the cerebral cortex, and many other diseases in infancy, seem to be of fetal origin and are associated to environmental pollutants. Even a possible relation between exposure to toxics and sudden intrauterine unexplained death syndrome (SIUDS) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been proposed.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect innovative approaches that can highlight:
- which exogenous risk factors are able to alter so seriously the intrauterine environment to cause troubles in infancy
- which diseases in the first years of life can be recognized as being of intrauterine origin as a consequence of prenatal exposure to toxics. The advantages deriving from a better understanding of the pathogenetic mechanism leading to these pathologies are certainly significant and useful for planning specific prevention strategies.
Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles aimed to widen the current knowledge on this field. Submissions of hypotheses, opinions and commentaries are also welcome.
Prof. Anna M. Lavezzi
Dr. Hui Chen
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- risk factors
- air pollutants