BioMed Research International

Environmental Toxicology in Addressing Public Health Challenges in East Asia


Publishing date
21 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Jul 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

2Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

3Department of Occupational Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan

4National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia


Environmental Toxicology in Addressing Public Health Challenges in East Asia

Description

Environmental toxicology is a multidisciplinary field of science focusing on the study of the harmful effects of various chemical, biological, and physical agents on living organisms in the ecosystems, including humans. It occupies an important niche among toxicology, environmental health, and public policy. Its major contribution has been providing tools and scientific evidence to policy-makers and the public in preventing substantially greater environmental degradation, including adverse human health impacts. In East Asia, environmental toxicology receives increasing attention and shows significant growth. In contrast to the fast economic growth and industrial development, however, the number of articles published in international journals on environmental toxicology is relatively limited, and therefore, the field of environmental toxicology in this region is poorly represented. With the increase in the number of environmental problems, there is a need for immediate solution, and environmental toxicology is expected to play an important role as a support tool for environmental risk assessment. More fundamental and applied research should be carried out in order to deal with the public health challenges in terms of environmental problems and to increase the body of scientific knowledge in this field. As society changes due to new technology and to the challenge of sustainable development in the face of increased human population especially in the East Asia region, the role of toxicology in enlightened public health and public policy will become even more important.

This Special Issue focuses on addressing the ecosystems and public health challenges in the East Asia region and the application of sound environmental toxicology as a decision-making tool. We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental assessment and management
  • Biomarkers
  • Human genotoxicology
  • Environmental risk and impact assessment
  • Soil and water toxicology
  • Air pollution toxicology
  • Occupational toxicology
  • Food toxicology and public health

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/toxicology/tap/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 920518
  • - Editorial

Environmental Toxicology in Addressing Public Health Challenges in East Asia

How-Ran Guo | Zailina Hashim | ... | Jochen Bundschuh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 583293
  • - Research Article

Decreased Pulmonary Function in School Children in Western Japan after Exposures to Asian Desert Dusts and Its Association with Interleukin-8

Masanari Watanabe | Hisashi Noma | ... | Eiji Shimizu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 368087
  • - Review Article

Association between Arsenic Exposure and Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

Tzu-Ching Sung | Jhih-Wei Huang | How-Ran Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 248178
  • - Research Article

Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Health among Malay Preschool Children in Selangor

Nur Azwani Mohd Nor Rawi | Juliana Jalaludin | Poh Choo Chua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 962853
  • - Review Article

Biomarker as a Research Tool in Linking Exposure to Air Particles and Respiratory Health

Nur Faseeha Suhaimi | Juliana Jalaludin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 813206
  • - Review Article

Pollution Status of Pakistan: A Retrospective Review on Heavy Metal Contamination of Water, Soil, and Vegetables

Amir Waseem | Jahanzaib Arshad | ... | Ghulam Murtaza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 251653
  • - Research Article

A Novel Potentiometric Sensor for Determination of Neurotoxin β-N-Oxalyl-L-α, β-Diaminopropionic Acid

Omer Isildak | Furkan Saymaz | ... | Azade Attar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 683124
  • - Research Article

Association between Arsenic Exposure and Diabetes Mellitus in Cambodia

Jhih-Wei Huang | Ya-Yun Cheng | ... | Suthipong Sthiannopkao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 814736
  • - Research Article

A Positive Babinski Reflex Predicts Delayed Neuropsychiatric Sequelae in Chinese Patients with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Jian-Fang Zou | Qiming Guo | ... | Chien-Chin Hsu
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