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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

For a Special Issue on
Effects of Pesticides on Environmental Healthcare: A Risk-based Evaluation and Possible Solutions

Manuscript deadline
30 November 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Wang Chongqing, School of Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou University
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Dr. Mika Sillanpää, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
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Prof. Vijay Kumar Thakur, Scotland’s Rural College, Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre
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Effects of Pesticides on Environmental Healthcare: A Risk-based Evaluation and Possible Solutions

Pesticides are abundant in the environment, and many people come into contact with them in daily life. This current special section focuses on the effect of pesticides on environmental healthcare (EHC), which is an essential part of human activities and may cause serious adverse health problems to humans. Based on numerous studies, we found that the critical time window extends from pesticide application to decomposition. The pesticide residues can be transferred to crops by wind, rain, irrigation water, and other channels during this time window. Also, we discussed several possible solutions for dealing with EHC.

The health of a human being is particularly important to the quality of life and survival. The potential effects of pesticides on human life are causing serious concern among people responsible for protecting the environment. Pesticides control a wide range of arthropod pests in both agricultural and residential settings. Still, their use has been associated with various adverse health effects in humans. Pesticides are also harmful to wildlife, particularly mammals, birds, and amphibians. This work reviews the existing scientific literature on risks to human health posed by pesticides, specifically focusing on non-occupational exposures via food consumption and exposure through drinking water. The risk-based evaluation suggests that such exposures pose a significant public health risk. Accumulating evidence suggests the need for policy interventions to protect the general population from the adverse health effects of pesticides. Pesticides are widely used for insect control, animal control, and the preservation of the environment. But it has been reported that their use may cause adverse health effects such as cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurobehavioral impacts. There is a need to evaluate the risk of environmental exposure to pesticides. The purpose of this issue is to identify the sources of pesticide exposure with special attention paid to children and pregnant women; examine these exposures in terms of routes or vectors (oral, dermal, inhalation); describe the acute and chronic adverse health effects that may occur from pesticide exposure; review some basic concepts from toxicology to better understand environmental risk assessment; describe some common pesticide formulations used today; discuss what types of risk assessments have been conducted for individual pesticides and combinations of pesticides; describe several possible solutions that may help reduce pesticide exposures without compromising pest control needs.

This Special Issue discusses the possible risk that pesticides may pose in environmental and health problems. It also proposes possible solutions to address these problems to reduce or eliminate their negative impact on humans and the environment.

Contributions are invited on, but not restricted to, the following themes:

  1. Emergency in agriculture to identify risks involved in enhancing food production without environmental degradation
  2. Cumulative risk assessment study for evaluating better health effects from harmful environmental stressors and their exposure effects
  3. Decision trees for study and Risk-based monitoring of chemical substances present in food
  4. Detection of toxins in pesticides agents and its role in restoring the environmental degradation
  5. Occupational exposure and its assessment for pesticides in food production sectors
  6. Toxicokinetics for evaluating the actions of chemical pesticides in environment
  7. Organophosphorus and its effect on degrading environmental atmosphere
  8. Invitro systems for detailed and evaluation of the phytotoxicity of pesticides
  9. Evidence and future directions for analyzing pesticides effects on health and environments
  10. Prospects in environmental research: For Pesticides free agriculture
  11. Incorporating Bayesian networks for environmental risk assessment and reduction

Submission Instructions

Tentative Timeline:

  • Manuscript submission: 30 November 2022
  • First notification: 30 January 2023
  • Revised version: 25 February 2023
  • Final notification: 30 March 2023
  • Final paper due: 30 April 2023
  • Publication date: Mid-2023

Please submit your manuscript through the journal's submission site. Please select "Yes" when asked if you are submitting your paper for a specific special issue, and note the title of the Special Issue as "Effects of Pesticides on Environmental Healthcare."

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