Persistent Organic Pollutants in Breast Milk

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Physiology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 April 2024) | Viewed by 153

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Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies, Slovak Medical University, 83303 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: biology; environmental studies; biochemistry; cytology; nutrition; comparative toxicology
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Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies, Slovak Medical University, 83303 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: analytical chemistry; chromatography; mass spectrometry; sample preparation; environmental studies; nutrition

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Dear Colleagues,

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are highly stable organic low-volatility compounds that persist for a long time in the environment. They possess unique physico-chemical properties that allow them to travel long distances, resist degradation, and bioaccumulate in human, animal tissue and food chains (mainly in the fatty tissue of living organisms). Continuous industrial development has led to an increase in the production of various types of chemicals and their subsequent release into the environment. Environmental exposure undoubtedly plays a key role in the development of chronic diseases. Preferential attention should be paid to biomarkers of exposure in biological matrices such as breast milk, which is a natural and high-quality food for infants during the first six months of life and provides immunological and physiological benefits.

The aim of this Special issue is to provide an overview of the levels of persistent organic pollutants in breast milk worldwide. We welcome the submission of articles and reviews from various fields, including toxicology, immunology, nutritional sciences and health sciences, that present the latest methodological procedures.

Dr. Martina Valachovičová
Dr. Csilla Mišľanová
Guest Editors

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  • persistent organic pollutants
  • breast milk
  • environmental exposure

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