Call for papers of Special Issue “Chemical Reactions at Solid-Water Interfaces of Natural and Built Environment”Emerging Contamination in Asia Pacific Region – Occurrences and Impacts
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Humans and ecological receptors share common environment which is surrounded by myriads of chemicals. With hundreds of new chemicals being introduced into market every year, both human society and ecosystem are experiencing serious challenges that threaten health and sustainability. Asia is more vulnerable and hence more attention in these aspects. This region includes 47 countries with broad spectrum of economy and different levels of industrialization. With more than 4 billion people in this region, the amount of chemicals produced and used in this region is tremendous, and new chemicals are introduced in great amount every year. For example, the amount of plastics used in this region is close to 50% of the total.
Asia includes very diverse climate and geography which support rich biodiversity. Moreover, the speed of urbanization in this region is extraordinary, and a total of 33 megacities are located in this continent. Consequently, this region has witnessed and suffered from various types of emerging pollution issues which pose serious threats to the ecosystem and humans. The purpose of this special issues is to understand ecosystem and public health threats related with recent emerging chemical pollution in Asia Pacific region, and by doing so, to promote active communication and collaborations among the environmental scientists around the world. Topics related to diverse pollution related issues of emerging chemicals will be covered as follows but not limited to.
-Emerging contaminants in Asia Pacific region
-Impact assessment through linking omics to adverse outcomes
-Ecotoxicology and ecological risks of emerging chemicals
-Exposure and epidemiological observations on emerging chemicals