Special Issue "Air Pollution and Human Health: Current Progress, Challenges and Future Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 8143
Interests: environmental health; air quality; noise pollution; exposure assessment; novel statistical methodologies; big data; epidemiology
Interests: air quality; urban pollution; atmospheric aerosols; chemical characterization and source apportionment of aerosols; ultrafine particles; carbonaceous aerosols
Both ambient and indoor air pollution pose a great threat to human health, with some of the most disadvantaged groups in our global community being disproportionately affected. In high-income countries, adverse health effects have been reported even at a relatively low level of ambient air pollution, and indoor air quality is impacted by radon, second-hand smoke, mold, and other types of exposure (e.g., biomass use for heating). In most low- and middle-income countries, the ambient air remains severely polluted and a significant proportion of the population relies heavily on polluting fuels for cooking and heating. One major challenge is to characterize the sources and toxicity of air pollution in terms of its health impact. Another challenge is to analyze the interactions of air pollution with other common exposures, such as noise, individual-level socioeconomic status, and climate change.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research articles, reviews, and short communications targeting any of these core research questions in relation to air pollution and human health. Research papers on novel exposure assessment methods and advanced statistical techniques for understanding air pollution mixtures are also welcome. We would particularly welcome submissions from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries, as we aim to disseminate their research insights.
Dr. Samuel Yutong Cai
Dr. Andrés Alastuey Urós
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- air pollution
- household air pollution
- exposure assessment
- statistical methods
- environmental justice
- climate change