Special Issue "Environmental Risk Factors, Allergic Diseases and Lung Health"
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 May 2022.
Interests: epidemiology; respiratory medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; allergy; risk factors
Interests: epidemiology; respiratory medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; lung health
Allergic and chronic lung diseases, particularly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are now a worldwide public health problem. The complex and multifactorial features of these conditions make them a prevailing public health challenge. Advancing our understanding of the role of environmental and genetic factors and their interaction in the aetiology of these conditions is warranted to inform more effective prevention and management strategies.
This Special Issue is devoted to the consolidation of evidence of the impact of environmental factors on allergic diseases and lung health throughout the life course. We invite high-quality research that seeks to understand the epidemiology, burden, treatment and management of asthma, allergic rhinitis, COPD and lung development and decline in relation to environmental factors and their interaction with genetic traits. Environmental factors include, but are not limited to, individual non-genetic factors (e.g., smoking, infection and nutrition) as well as features of the physical environment (e.g., outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, greenness, the built environment, pollen and fungi). Original research papers and review articles (both systematic and narrative) are welcome.
We hope you will consider contributing to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Shyamali Dharmage
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Gayan Bowatte
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Allergic disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- Respiratory health
- Lung function
- Lung health
- Environmental exposures
- Air pollution
- Gene-environmental interaction