Call for Papers on Special Issue : Human Biomonitoring and Exposomics: Current issues and future directions
• 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
Human biomonitoring (HBM) is an important tool for assessing the internal dose from exposure to environmental toxicants within the general population, in various population sub-groups and for assessing individual personal exposure. Levels of environmental agents or their metabolites measured in body fluids (blood, urine, and breast milk) or tissues (hair, nails or teeth) help in identifying potential health risks or associated adverse effects. Biomonitoring data can be used to characterize human exposure to the most common environmental toxicants or to emerging environmental chemicals, trends in the exposure levels, establish reference ranges in the general population or in vulnerable sub-groups, and identify those populations with higher exposures. However, throughout an individual’s lifespan, the contact with different physical, chemical, and social stressors occurs at varying intensities, differing times and durations. Moreover, the interaction between stressors and body receptors leads to dynamic responses of the entire biological system including proteome, metabolome, transcriptome, and adductome. Bearing this in mind, a relatively new vision in exposure science, defined as the exposome, is postulated to expand the traditional practice of measuring a single exposure to one or few chemicals at one-time point to an approach that addresses measures of exposure to multiple stressors throughout the lifespan. With the exposome concept, the science of exposure advances to an Environment-Wide Association Perspective, which might exhibit a stronger relationship with good health or disease conditions for an individual (phenotype).
Considering the significance of the subject, Environmental Research is now seeking unpublished original manuscripts and review papers in order to arrange a special issue devoted to Human Biomonitoring or Exposomics-related research. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and only original high quality and high impact manuscripts will be published. Manuscripts representing either broader, interdisciplinary or targeted research are welcome.