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Special Issue "Gaseous and Airborne Emerging Pollutants in the Public Health Protection: Analyses, Levels and Effects"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Matteo Vitali
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Guest Editor
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: environmental pollution; environmental chemistry; environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); public health; human biomonitoring; risk assessment; hospital hygiene
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental pollution, regardless of the matrix considered, remains an important issue in life sciences. Particularly, pollution episodes due to pollutants such as Polyciclyc Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins, PolyChlorinated Bphenyls (PCBs), and heavy metals (e.g., Ni, Pb, Hg, As) are well-known and studied from both an analytical and toxicological point of view. Attention is currently focused on emerging pollutants (e.g., ammonia, formaldehyde, ultrafine particles, metals (e.g., La and Be), nanomaterials, etc.) due to their worldwide use and their widespread diffusion. Electronic industries, refinery processes, and the precision industry are all in need of new materials or highly technologically advanced materials for their markets. The associated problems to this are related to the occurrence of new pathologies coming from individual or collective exposure.

The possibility to identify these new emerging pollutants is particularly important for protecting public health. This Special Issue would like to investigate emerging pollutants during their use, pointing out the analytical steps regarding the sampling, the determination, and the levels, their occurrence in environmental matrices, and their effects on human health, as well as evidencing their (unknown) role in toxicological studies. The monitoring of new parameters is a further chance to prevent dangerous effects on human health.

Analytical, toxicological, and epidemiological studies are welcome, as well as reviews on such topics.

Dr. Pasquale Avino
Prof. Matteo Vitali
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • pollutants
  • airborne
  • gaseous
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • sources
  • sampling
  • sensors
  • biosensors
  • determination
  • levels
  • occurrence
  • fate
  • indoor
  • outdoor
  • meteorological conditions
  • exposure
  • risk assessment
  • public health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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