Special Issue "Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Their Role in Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Air".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 2206
Interests: health impact of air pollution; interactions between air pollution, climate change and public health
Interests: impact of air pollution on human health and climate change
Air pollution and climate change are major environmental crises posing threats to public health. Moreover, the complicated interactions between the two risks may make them even more life-threatening. For example, air pollution can exacerbate climate change through optical properties and climate change can in turn deteriorate air quality. Understanding the past, current, and future scenarios of air pollution and climate change, as well as exploring their roles in human health, are crucial for avoiding potential health threats. Although great efforts have focused on improving our knowledge of the aforementioned research fields, many issues remain unresolved, e.g., the associations between air pollution exposure and health outcomes are still subject to large uncertainty, and the underlying mechanisms have yet to be fully identified. Furthermore, the concept of climate change and human health is new, so the corresponding knowledge is quite limited, as is the knowledge of health impacts involving interactions between air pollution and climate change.
This Special Issue aims to gather studies on air pollution, climate change, and/or their impacts on public health, to achieve a better understanding of the potentially catastrophic environmental risk to human beings. Papers addressing issues related to any of these subject areas are welcome, including but not limited to research papers, reviews, and policy recommendations on the topics listed below:
- Epidemiological or experimental studies addressing the association between air pollution exposure/climate change and health outcomes;
- The underlying mechanisms of health effects of air pollution/climate change;
- Impacts of human activities (e.g., energy consumption, implement of emission reduction policy) on air quality/climate change and the associated health outcomes;
- Roles of air pollutants (e.g., ozone, black carbon, and sulfate) in climate change (e.g., global warming, heat wave, extreme precipitation, droughts, and floods) and the resulting health threats;
- Impacts of climate change on air quality and the associated health impacts, e.g., surge in hospitalization due to air pollution exacerbation, as a result of the frequent biomass burning in the context of global warming;
- Interactions between air pollution and climate change and the associated health effects.
Dr. Ruijing Ni
Dr. Jingxu Wang
Dr. Lulu Chen
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- air pollution
- air quality
- climate change
- extreme weather
- global warming
- health impact
- heat wave
- public health