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Fate and toxicity of emerging pollutants in the environment

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“Emerging pollutants (EPs)” constitute a wide range of chemicals, including flame retardants, perfluorochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products (PPCPs). Many of these EPs/ PPCPs undergo various degrees of transformation in the environment and can often be more persistent and exhibit greater toxicity than the parent compound.

These EPs/ PPCPs and their bio-transformed products can exhibit estrogenic properties and act as endocrine disruptors. Overall, a growing body of evidence suggests that EPs/ PPCPs pose significant challenges to the ecosystem and human health. Simultaneously, the production and spread of the EPs/ PPCPs usually exceed the abilities of monitoring techniques and therefore greatly impede risk evaluation, prevention, and remediation.

This is specifically true for EPs like nanoparticles, microplastics, and e-waste. Ensuring EPs' elimination and reducing associated environmental and health risks depends on future regulation, based on monitoring data, their ecotoxicity, and potential health effects.
These are crucial towards building up awareness and public perception, establishing overall remediation strategies, and facilitating legislation, governance, and policy.

This Research Topic aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform, encouraging original contribution on EPs (focusing on but not limited to nanoparticles, microplastics, and e-waste), providing empirical evidence covering the following topics:

• Method development and characterization
• Addressing challenges in biomonitoring, human body burden, and adverse effects
• Environmental and Ecotoxicological effects and bioremediation strategy
• Target organ toxicity (Neurotoxicity, Pulmonary toxicity, etc.)
• Molecular mechanism of toxicity (DNA damage, epigenetic changes, etc.)

In addition to original research articles, a limited number of systematic reviews/meta-analyses, integrating available knowledge from multiple levels of biological organization; and policy papers sharing experience related to EPs may be accepted.


Keywords: Emerging Pollutants, Microplastics, Nanoparticles, Personal care products, Toxicity


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

“Emerging pollutants (EPs)” constitute a wide range of chemicals, including flame retardants, perfluorochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products (PPCPs). Many of these EPs/ PPCPs undergo various degrees of transformation in the environment and can often be more persistent and exhibit greater toxicity than the parent compound.

These EPs/ PPCPs and their bio-transformed products can exhibit estrogenic properties and act as endocrine disruptors. Overall, a growing body of evidence suggests that EPs/ PPCPs pose significant challenges to the ecosystem and human health. Simultaneously, the production and spread of the EPs/ PPCPs usually exceed the abilities of monitoring techniques and therefore greatly impede risk evaluation, prevention, and remediation.

This is specifically true for EPs like nanoparticles, microplastics, and e-waste. Ensuring EPs' elimination and reducing associated environmental and health risks depends on future regulation, based on monitoring data, their ecotoxicity, and potential health effects.
These are crucial towards building up awareness and public perception, establishing overall remediation strategies, and facilitating legislation, governance, and policy.

This Research Topic aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform, encouraging original contribution on EPs (focusing on but not limited to nanoparticles, microplastics, and e-waste), providing empirical evidence covering the following topics:

• Method development and characterization
• Addressing challenges in biomonitoring, human body burden, and adverse effects
• Environmental and Ecotoxicological effects and bioremediation strategy
• Target organ toxicity (Neurotoxicity, Pulmonary toxicity, etc.)
• Molecular mechanism of toxicity (DNA damage, epigenetic changes, etc.)

In addition to original research articles, a limited number of systematic reviews/meta-analyses, integrating available knowledge from multiple levels of biological organization; and policy papers sharing experience related to EPs may be accepted.


Keywords: Emerging Pollutants, Microplastics, Nanoparticles, Personal care products, Toxicity


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 May 2021 Abstract
31 October 2021 Manuscript

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31 May 2021 Abstract
31 October 2021 Manuscript

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