BioMed Research International

Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Health Outcomes


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2020

Lead Editor

1Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

2University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

3University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, USA

4University of California, Riverside, USA

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Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Health Outcomes

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and Perfluorooctanoic Acids (PFOAs) is a threat to global public health and is linked to various diseases, which can lead to significant effects on social endeavors and economic development. People can be exposed to mixtures of chemical toxins simultaneously and/or sequentially via multiple exposure routes, for example, oral, dermal, and occupational. Exposure to these chemicals can trigger various cancers by disrupting the endocrine system, destroying DNA, damaging tissues, and switching genes on or off. In addition, environmental and occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals increases the global burden of disease, which per year includes nearly 5 million deaths and 90 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). However, the health risk assessment of cumulative exposure to toxic chemicals is currently limited by the quantification of exposure dose (e.g., duration, frequency, model, and intensity), the effects of chemical mixtures (e.g., additive, synergistic, or antagonistic), and the toxicological interactions of toxic chemicals. Furthermore, every year hundreds of new synthetic chemicals are being released into the environment and bioaccumulate in humans before their toxicity and exposure potential are able to be fully understood.

This special issue aims to collate research articles, as well as critical reviews, that address challenges regarding chemical toxicology and public health in order to better assess, manage, and control health risks caused by the exposures to chemical toxins. This is to provide theoretical insights and/or practical evidence of health science at both the molecular and population level.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The adverse effects of toxic chemical substances on living organisms (e.g., lipofuscinosis)
  • Environmental and occupational exposure route assessment and modelling (e.g., inhalation)
  • Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of industrial and agricultural chemicals in humans (e.g., Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in blood and milk)
  • Human diseases and health outcomes related to toxic chemicals (e.g., birth defects)
  • Environmental and human risk assessment of exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Health policy and management related to toxic chemicals

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3495272
  • - Research Article

The Prevalence of Asthma and Asthma-Like Symptoms among Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Yasemin Saglan | Ugur Bilge | ... | Ilhami Unluoglu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7453786
  • - Review Article

Adipogenesis Regulation and Endocrine Disruptors: Emerging Insights in Obesity

Jorge Enrique González-Casanova | Sonia Liliana Pertuz-Cruz | ... | Diana Marcela Rojas-Gomez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1648264
  • - Research Article

Gaseous Pollutants and Particulate Matter (PM) in Ambient Air and the Number of New Cases of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Małgorzata Michalska | Katarzyna Zorena | ... | Marlena Robakowska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5439853
  • - Research Article

Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma Processed by Sulfur Fumigation Damaged the Chemical Profile Accompanied by Immunosuppression and Liver Injury

Jun Jiang | Shichang Xiao | ... | Ximing Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7901760
  • - Research Article

Validity and Reliability of an Assessment Tool for the Screening of Neurotoxic Effects in Agricultural Workers in Chile

Boris Lucero | Paula A. Ceballos | ... | Brittney Olivia Baumert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7973890
  • - Research Article

The Importance of Land Use Definition in Human Health Risk Assessment Related to Lead in Soils

Ricardo Urrutia-Goyes | Nancy Ornelas-Soto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7604851
  • - Research Article

Effects of Pyrene on Human Liver HepG2 Cells: Cytotoxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Transcriptomic Changes in Xenobiotic Metabolizing Enzymes and Inflammatory Markers with Protection Trial Using Lycopene

Jin-Kui Ma | Walaa Fathy Saad Eldin | ... | Xiao-Chen Huang
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