Special Issue "Biological Effects of Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiations: Exploring the Exposome"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2021).
Interests: occupational cancers; model of carcinogenesis; ionizing radiations; radioprotection; occupational medicine
Interests: ionizing radiations; non-ionizing radiations; radioprotection; occupational exposures; industrial hygiene
Exposures to ionizing (IR) and non-ionizing (NIR) radiations are well-known risk factors and are treated as such, especially in occupational medicine. Despite the potential health hazard, wide sections of our population could (and, in a way, had to) be exposed to IR and NIR, both during their work and their everyday life. Thus, it emerges that the crucial issue is to understand if there are “safe” levels of exposure, and which the biological effects of the usual exposure levels detected in workplaces and living environments are. It should be considered that IR and NIR are involved, as a cause or con-cause, in the onset of several important illnesses, including various types of cancers.
This Special Issue aims to present new contributions on the biological effects of occupational and environmental exposures to IR or NIR (including optical radiations and electromagnetic fields). We encourage submissions that characterize the health impacts of these risk factors, also considering mechanisms of evaluation of “safe” levels of exposure. We are also particularly interested in contributions that evaluate policies or interventions that may help to mitigate their impact. Finally, research that stresses the role that IR or NIR could play in new theories of carcinogenesis (i.e., not strictly related to DNA mutations) or that evaluates, in a broad sense, the ‘exposome’ is strongly encouraged.
Dr. Enrico Oddone
Prof. Giuseppe Taino
Prof. Carlo M. Modonesi
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- Ionizing radiations
- Non-ionizing radiations
- Model of carcinogenesis
- Biological effects
- Electromagnetic fields
- Ultraviolet radiations
- Optical radiations
- Health hazards