Special Issue "Effects of Environmental Exposures on the Development and Severity of Asthma, COPD and Lung Cancer"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3744
Interests: pulmonary hypertension; asthma; lung immunology; effects of PM2.5 exposure; effects of e-cigarette exposure on health; World Trade Center induced lung diseases
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Environmental exposures affect human health mostly via respiratory system. Increased urbanization, time spent indoors, antibiotic usage combined with exposure to indoor and outdoor air and traffic pollution, fungi, infectious agents, tobacco smoke are risk factors for the development and exacerbation of chronic inflammatory diseases of the lungs. Among these, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have the best documented relationship with environmental exposures. Pulmonary vascular disease including pulmonary hypertension can also be induced by environmental pollution, including cigarette smoke or burn pit dust exposure.
Among all kinds of cancers, lung cancer remains the leading type in both incidence and mortality, with 2.1 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths predicted in 2018 in USA. This means that nearly one in five (18.4%) cancer deaths is caused by lung cancer and lung cancer rates and trends vary substantially by sex, age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography because of differences in historical smoking patterns. There is a rise in incidence of lung cancer among non-smokers and this can be attributed to environmental and occupational exposure to various kinds of hazardous substances. Target mutations are high in lung cancer among non-smokers when compared to smokers.
This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between environmental exposures and chronic inflammatory lung diseases (e.g. asthma, COPD, pulmonary vascular disease) or lung cancer, including metastatic lung cancer. New research papers, translational studies reviews, and conference papers are welcome to this issue. Papers dealing with environmental exposures other than smoking in lung cancer are preferable. For this Special Issue, papers are also invited that focus on optimizing green-blue space solutions for urban settlements for the prevention or mitigation of environmentally induced diseases of the lungs.
The special issue will be mainly divided into two subsections
- Effects of environmental exposures in the development and severity of chronic inflammatory lung diseases (e.g., asthma, COPD, pulmonary vascular disease)
- Effects of environmental exposures in the development and aggressiveness of lung cancer
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Grunig
Dr. Nedim Durmus
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- environmental exposures
- pulmonary vascular diseases
- pulmonary hypertension
- lung cancer
- metastatic lung cancer