About this Research Topic
This “toxic aging coin” perspective considers the intersection of toxicology and aging to better understand how age dictates toxic effects and how chemicals may accelerate biological aging. Outcomes of this research will better protect geriatric populations from environmental pollutants and contribute mechanistic details that may help reduce global burden of aging diseases and comorbidities associated with environmental pollutants.
We are seeking manuscript submissions that fit within this “toxic aging coin” perspective, considering either or both sides of the coin. We are particularly seeking manuscripts for original research, systematic reviews, medical case reports, and methods in aging research. We will consider other manuscripts formats for publication, but authors should reach out prior to manuscript submission. Manuscripts may consider either the heads side or tails side independently, or both sides together. Articles focusing on the heads side are preferred to consider multiple life stages (e.g. young vs. middle-aged vs. geriatric), and not be limited to one or two life stages. Manuscripts focused on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis will not be considered as a part of this toxic aging coin, as it is a distinct hypothesis. We hope a broader global perspective will improve environmental regulations for geriatric populations and improve our mechanistic understanding for how chemicals may act as gerontogens.
Keywords: aging, gerontogen, life stages, geriatric, toxic aging coin
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