Special Issue "Toxins and Public Health"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eleni Malissiova
Guest Editor
Department of Animal Science, University of Thessaly, Greece

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Toxins are poisonous substances produced from plants, animals, and microorganisms that may affect human health, either directly or indirectly (via food and water). In this sense, public health (the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and improving welfare) is closely related to toxins profile, their effects on human health, and control measures. The main acute effects of toxins on human health are regulated by the possibility of contamination and overconsumption, and are most commonly allergic reactions, food poisoning symptoms, or possibly unpredictable idiosyncratic responses. Long-term health consequences include effects on the immune, reproductive, or nervous systems, as well as cancer. As toxins are considered to be of high risk for human health, international standards and codes of practice to limit exposure to natural toxins from certain foods are in force. There is a constant challenge in the research community to characterize the toxicity of toxins, introducing novel isolation and quantification methods, proposing new monitoring models, assessing consumer exposure, reporting incidents, and implementing the relevant public health measures. The toxicological and regulatory overview of toxins is considered to be a topic of high interest both for the research community and for regulators. The aim of this Special Issue is to present all-inclusive research outcomes on important multidisciplinary insights relating to toxins and public health.

Dr. Eleni Malissiova
Guest Editor

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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2400 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.


  • toxins
  • public health
  • toxicity
  • isolation
  • monitoring
  • consumer exposure
  • health effects

Published Papers

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