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Janus Face of Water Appraising in Terms of Related Diseases and Environmental Health

Call for Papers

Water is a vital nutrient for health and the magic elixir for life survival. The human body is primarily designated to run on water and minerals. Water sanitation and hygiene have important impacts on both health and disease. Some chemicals such as fluoride, chlorine, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, methyl tertiary-butyl ether, dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate, perchlorate, dioxin, hexachlorobenzene, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, radon, cadmium, uranium, deuterium, and strontium in water are hazardous and these excess chemicals in water are leftover human materials which are present accidentally or regulated to drinking water despite negative safety results. These toxic chemicals are thought to play a role in many pathological processes including brain and nervous system damage, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, bone cancer, birth defects and prenatal deaths, and immune system defects. The potential interaction with genetic and life style factors in the development of such diseases is not very well understood. These chemicals are not extensively tested in the environment. Recently, there has been significant interest in the effects of deuterium and strontium which can be present together in drinking water because of accumulation in organs and tissues and their presence in the food chain especially in marine organisms and because it is believed that they are involved in accelerated aging and cancer.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that cover the novel solutions to reduce the levels of residuals pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and distribution of antibiotic resistance bacteria in water environment. Articles about hydrobiological effects of radioactive water leaking from damaged-nuclear power plants, cost-effective waste water reuse and recycling technologies, or new strategies related to water-based therapies such as hydrotherapy, aquatictherapy, and balneotherapy for various human diseases are also welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Structure of water and interfacial water
  • Biological fluids in health and disease
  • Water homeostasis in aging and age-related disorders
  • Radiobiological aspects
  • Public health and water
  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Cancer risks from toxic elements in drinking water and water shift during inflammation
  • Novel strategies aimed at scavenging pollutants in waters

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http:///www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biochemistry/janus/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 11 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 4 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 29 August 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ufuk Çakatay, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey

Guest Editors

  • Syed Ibrahim Rizvi, Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
  • Yoonjin Lee, Department of General Education, Konyang University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • Pinar Atukeren, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey