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Environmental Geochemistry and Health

Environmental Geochemistry and Health

Official Journal of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Ming H. Wong

ISSN: 0269-4042 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2983 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10653

Call for Papers

Environmental Geochemistry and Health has initiated a topical collection for papers on

Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) - Environmental and Health Issues 

We are seeking papers that deal with any environmental and/or health issues related to this important, timely topic. The collection is ongoing so papers may be submitted at any time.
Papers may be submitted through the journal’s regular online submission system.
Note: When submitting papers on this topic, please select Topical Collection: Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) as the article type.

 

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    Environmental Geochemistry and Health publishes original research papers and review papers across the broad field of environmental geochemistry. Environmental geochemistry and health establishes and explains links between the natural or disturbed chemical composition of the earth’s surface and the health of plants, animals and people.

     

    Beneficial elements regulate or promote enzymatic and hormonal activity whereas other elements may be toxic. Bedrock geochemistry controls the composition of soil and hence that of water and vegetation. Environmental issues, such as pollution,  arising from the extraction and use of mineral resources, are discussed. The effects of contaminants introduced into the earth’s geochemical systems are examined.  Geochemical surveys of soil, water and plants show how major and trace elements are distributed geographically. Associated epidemiological studies reveal the possibility of causal links between the natural or disturbed geochemical environment and disease. Experimental research illuminates the nature or consequences of natural or disturbed geochemical processes.

     

    The journal particularly welcomes novel research linking environmental geochemistry and health issues on such topics as: heavy metals (including mercury), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and mixed chemicals emitted through human activities, such as uncontrolled recycling of electronic-waste; waste recycling; surface-atmospheric interaction processes (natural and anthropogenic emissions, vertical transport, deposition, and physical-chemical interaction) of gases and aerosols;  phytoremediation/restoration of  contaminated sites; food contamination and safety; environmental effects of medicines; effects and toxicity of mixed pollutants; speciation of heavy metals/metalloids;  effects of  mining;   disturbed geochemistry from human behavior, natural or man-made hazards;  particle and nanoparticle toxicology; risk and the vulnerability of populations, etc.

     

    Examples of topics that can be the basis for exploring the links between natural or disturbed geochemistry and health include:

    I. Compound/Class Based: PAHs; arsenic; bisphenol A; alkylphenols; parabens; phthalates; PBDEs; TBTs; PFOA/PFOS; heavy metals; etc.

     

    II. Product Based: Pb in paints; artificial fertilizers; Cd fertilizers; pharmaceuticals; personal care products; illicit drugs; food safety:  additives-e.g., melamine in milk; toxins in the food chain; etc.

     

    III. Effect Based: endocrine disruption, etc.

     

    IV. Process Based: waste-recycling; E-waste;  environmental legacy of war and conflict; effects of mining and mine wastes/drainage; sewage sludge/biosolids; open burning (particularly open burning of biomass); fracking (hydraulic fracturing); health effects of geochemical changes due to natural or man-made disasters/hazards, e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, oil spills, climate change, acid rain, etc., or from geochemical  changes introduced by human behaviour, e.g., urbanization issues, transport, social behaviour, mass-consumerism, etc.

     

    The journal particularly encourages review papers that summarize existing information and synthesize recent findings. These manuscripts contain critical, state-of-the-art reviews with the objectives of critically evaluating existing knowledge and providing background information for future significant research.  Authors who wish to review a particular topic should consult the Editor-in-Chief prior to submission of the manuscript.

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