Special Issue "Exposure to Airborne Toxics in Biological Populations and Implications for Health"
A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)
Prof. Dr. James Jay Schauer
University Wisconsin, Environ Chem & Technol Program, 660 N Pk St, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; source apportionment; measurement of atmospheric pollutants; measurement of air pollution source emissions; atmospheric aerosols; atmospheric mercury; trace metals in the environment and redox cycling of metals; air quality in developing and underdeveloped nations
Prof. Jill Baumgartner
Institute for Health & Social Policy, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue W, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A3, Canada
Interests: cardiovascular disease; environmental health; epidemiology; exposure assessment; household air pollution; pollution composition and health; rural energy interventions
Air pollution health studies have demonstrated a consistent increased risk for a number of adverse health outcomes in relation to both short- and long-term air pollution exposures in biological populations. However, many of these studies use air pollution metrics that lack specificity and are highly correlated with airborne toxic compounds resulting from the fact that they are emitted from common sources (i.e. roadways, Industrial facilities) or meteorological effects. As a result, our current understanding of airborne toxics fails to provide sufficient information to guide air pollution control strategies to best protect human health. Recent advances in exposure assessment, toxicology, and epidemiological methods, and the better integration of tools from these disciplines are helping to better inform which toxics in air pollution are most harmful to biological populations and facilitate more targeted approaches to removing the most toxic components of air pollution. This special issue will bring together current research on airborne toxics that help elucidate the impacts of these pollutants on biological systems and human health outcomes. Original research that demonstrates advances in the development of methods and novel applications of exposure assessment, air pollution epidemiology, and air pollution toxicology are being solicited to contribute to this special issue.
Prof. James Jay Schauer
Prof. Jill Baumgartner
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
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- exposure assessment
- air toxics
- multi-pollutant atmosphere
- environmental health