Special Issue "COVID-19 and Environmental Factors—Influence on Human Health"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Artur Badyda
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Department of Informatics and Environment Quality Research, Faculty of Building Services, Hydro- and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, 00-661 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: scientific interests are closely related to environmental determinants of health, health impact assessment, with particular emphasis on the influence of ambient air pollution on the environment and human health. Professional interests are focused on issues related to environmental protection management, air quality monitoring, broadly defined environmental protection, environmental impact assessment of large infrastructure and industrial investments and energy efficiency as well as common ecological education, especially in the area of health effects of exposure to air pollution
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Piekarska
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Department of Prevention of Environmental Hazards and Allergology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
Interests: specialist in environmental health. Her scientific interests are closely related to environmental determinants of health. Professional interests are focused on issues related to environmental pollution (especially outdoor and indoor air pollution) and their impact on respiratory diseases (asthma, allergic and nonallergic rhinitis) and cancer diseases
Dr. Piotr Dąbrowiecki
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Clinic of Infectious Diseases and Allergology, Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
Interests: specialist in internal medicine and allergology. In practice he deals with patients with chronic lung diseases (asthma and COPD), patients with allergies and, recently, patients with COVID 19. His scientific interests concern the impact of the environmental (mainly air) pollutants on human health. Professional and scientific interests are focused on the impact of outdoor air pollution on the functioning of the respiratory system and the formation and course of chronic respiratory diseases and allergies
Prof. Dr. Piotr Oskar Czechowski
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Department of Quantitative Methods and Environmental Management, Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Quality Science, Gdynia Maritime University, Morska 81/87, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
Interests: quantitative methods and mathematical modeling in environmental sciences; modeling of influence of air pollutants on human health; mathematical modeling; stochastic and exploratory methods; big data and automated air monitoring systems; advanced diagnostics of measurement results; model identification of interactions; system construction information; low-cost air quality monitoring sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Coronavirus infection can cause mild symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, and fever. More than half of the infected people contract the disease but do not show any symptoms. However, in some cases COVID-19 can be severe and lead to lung disease and breathing problems. At the beginning of February 2021, the disease was confirmed in over 104 million people worldwide, and more than 2 million died of it. We are currently unable to predict if an infected person will become seriously ill. The uncertainty about people’s vulnerability to this infection causes exceptional psychological stress, further compounded by recommendations of social isolation, quarantine, or a significant burden at work, especially for medical personnel standing on the front line of the fight against the virus. Teams of scientists and physicians around the world are looking for answers to the question of why SARS-COV-2 was transmitted to humans. What promotes infection and what protects against it?

This Special Issue will focus on presenting the results of clinical and epidemiological studies on the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on human health, with a particular focus on the role of environmental factors, during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Dr. Artur Badyda
Prof. Dr. Barbara Piekarska
Dr. Piotr Dąbrowiecki
Prof. Dr. Piotr Oskar Czechowski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARS-COV-2
  • coronavirus
  • symptoms
  • epidemiological studies
  • clinical studies
  • environmental factor
  • air pollution

Published Papers

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