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Contaminants of Emerging Concern: From the Detection to Their Effects on Human Health


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1University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

3Université du Québec, Laval, Canada


Contaminants of Emerging Concern: From the Detection to Their Effects on Human Health

Description

In the past years with the advance of analytical instrumentation/methods, some chemicals are being discovered in water and other environmental matrices that previously had not been noticed or are being detected at levels that may be diverse more than expected. These are often generally referred to as “contaminants of emerging concern” because the potential risk to human health and the environment associated with their presence, frequency of occurrence, or source may not be known. Some of these compounds include household and industrial chemicals such as flame retardants, plasticizers, detergent compounds, pharmaceutical and personal care products, fragrances, antimicrobial cleaning agents, nanomaterials, and some toxic elements.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the behavior of contaminants of emerging concern in the environment and human body as well as the adverse effects and toxicological mechanisms associated with the exposure to these compounds.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms of toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern
  • Analytical methods for the determination and human biomonitoring of contaminants of emerging concern
  • Reproductive and developmental toxicology of contaminants of emerging concern
  • Neurotoxicology and cardiovascular toxicology associated with the exposure to contaminants of emerging concern
  • Biotransformation and bioremediation products: detection and toxicity
  • Ecotoxicological studies
  • Risk assessment and exposure in the workplace
  • Gene/environment interactions
  • Omics tools in toxicology studies of contaminants of emerging concern

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3159385
  • - Editorial

Contaminants of Emerging Concern: From the Detection to Their Effects on Human Health

Fernando Barbosa Junior | Andres Campiglia | ... | Daniel Cyr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3194321
  • - Review Article

Risks of Mycotoxins from Mycoinsecticides to Humans

Qiongbo Hu | Fuxia Li | Yuping Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 863971
  • - Research Article

Arsenic and Mercury Containing Traditional Chinese Medicine (Realgar and Cinnabar) Strongly Inhibit Organic Anion Transporters, Oat1 and Oat3, In Vivo in Mice

Wen-Hao Yu | Na Zhang | ... | Mei Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 241516
  • - Research Article

Pesticides and Health in Vegetable Production in Kenya

Ibrahim Macharia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 404796
  • - Review Article

Overview of Emerging Contaminants and Associated Human Health Effects

Meng Lei | Lun Zhang | ... | Zheng Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 720341
  • - Research Article

Heavy Metal Contents and Physical Parameters of Aegiceras corniculatum, Brassica juncea, and Litchi chinensis Honeys from Bangladesh

Nandita Sarker | Muhammed Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury | ... | Siew Hua Gan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 902025
  • - Research Article

MicroRNAs-mRNAs Expression Profile and Their Potential Role in Malignant Transformation of Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells Induced by Cadmium

Qun Liu | Chanjiao Zheng | ... | Yixiong Lei
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