Call for Papers for Special Issue:“Emerging Environmental and Human Health Issues in Fast Changing China and Asia”
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 公共卫生、环境卫生与职业卫生 - 2区
During the past decade, China and the rest of Asia have gone through unprecedented transformation. China specifically has become predominantly urban, with a fast-growing economy. At the same time, China has experienced many environmental challenges, marked by heavy pollution and rapid ecological deterioration. Episodes of severe ambient air pollution, reports of ground water contamination, and concerns about soil and water contamination have united policy makers, researchers and the public alike to understand the environmental impact on human health and beyond. There has been growing interdisciplinary effort to decipher the implications of environmental changes of such immense scale: How is urbanization affecting the environment and population? How are environmental policies affecting population? What are the environmental determinants of urban health? These questions are at the center for researchers worldwide, and answers to those questions are not only pertinent to China, but also relevant to the rest of Asia. With fast evolving detection technology, monitoring systems, and China’s effort in comprehensive recording of environmental data, we now have more tools to work with in answering the central question: what are the emerging environmental and human health issues in fast changing China and Asia?