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Of possible interest: Special Issue on emerging aquatic microbial and chemical contaminants 

Just a quick post here.  There is a “special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).” that may be of interest.  The issue is on “Emerging Aquatic Microbial and Chemical Contaminants of Concern and Their Impact on Human Health” and it currently has seven papers and apparently more coming.

A brief warning – this is in a journal I know nothing about.  However, the guest editors for this special issue have a decent track record so I am going to assume that the papers this issue are at least worth looking at.

The current papers are listed below

  • Abundance of Pathogenic Escherichia coli Virulence-Associated Genes in Well and Borehole Water Used for Domestic Purposes in a Peri-Urban Community of South Africa by Akebe Luther King Abia, Lisa Schaefer, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa and Wouter Le Roux Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(3), 320; doi:10.3390/ijerph14030320
  • A Community Multi-Omics Approach towards the Assessment of Surface Water Quality in an Urban River System by David J. Beale, Avinash V. Karpe, Warish Ahmed, Stephen Cook, Paul D. Morrison, Christopher Staley, Michael J. Sadowsky and Enzo A. Palombo Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2017, 14(3), 303; doi:10.3390/ijerph14030303
  • Removal and Biodegradation of Nonylphenol by Four Freshwater Microalgae by Ning He, Xian Sun, Yu Zhong, Kaifeng Sun, Weijie Liu and Shunshan Duan Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2016, 13(12), 1239; doi:10.3390/ijerph13121239
  • Perfluorinated Compounds in Greenhouse and Open Agricultural Producing Areas of Three Provinces of China: Levels, Sources and Risk Assessment by Yanwei Zhang, Dongfei Tan, Yue Geng, Lu Wang, Yi Peng, Zeying He, Yaping Xu and Xiaowei Liu Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2016, 13(12), 1224; doi:10.3390/ijerph13121224
  • Depth and Well Type Related to Groundwater Microbiological Contamination by Nayara Halimy Maran, Bruno do Amaral Crispim, Stephanie Ramirez Iahnn, Renata Pires de Araújo, Alexeia Barufatti Grisolia and Kelly Mari Pires de Oliveira.Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2016, 13(10), 1036; doi:10.3390/ijerph13101036
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Swimming Pool Water: Evidences and Perspectives for a New Control Strategy by Marco Guida, Valeria Di Onofrio, Francesca Gallè, Renato Gesuele, Federica Valeriani, Renato Liguori, Vincenzo Romano Spica and Giorgio Liguori Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2016, 13(9), 919; doi:10.3390/ijerph13090919
  • Quantitative Detection of Trace Malachite Green in Aquiculture Water Samples by Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry by Xiaowei Fang, Shuiping Yang, Konstantin Chingin, Liang Zhu, Xinglei Zhang, Zhiquan Zhou and Zhanfeng Zhao Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2016, 13(8), 814; doi:10.3390/ijerph13080814
Here is the text from the guest editors as posted on the site

Dear Colleagues,

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is preparing a timely Special Issue focusing on water quality issues and their impact on public health, titled “Emerging Aquatic Microbial and Chemical Contaminants of Concern and Their Impact on Human Health”.

It is well known that water has a profound influence on human health. The microbial and chemical quality of water can result in disastrous outcomes to the communities that are either exposed directly (i.e., drinking water, recreational water, wastewater discharges to waterways) or indirectly (i.e., groundwater and reclaimed water used for irrigation and aquaculture). For water that is microbially or chemically contaminated, the community receiving the water or being exposed indirectly through the consumption of food produced, can lead to outbreaks of water-borne infectious diseases and exposure to emerging contaminants of concern (such as personal care products (PCPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This may result in serious epidemics to occur or result in chronic exposure to toxins.

To address this important issue, this Special Issue is open to any subject area related to microbial and chemical water quality monitoring and assessment relating to public health risk. This includes all sources of environmental water, such as groundwater, stormwater, recreational water, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, coastal and shellfish harvesting waters. Research in microbial and chemical water quality monitoring in these sources in both developing and developed countries are encouraged, as they can offer a critical guide for policy makers to minimize disease burden. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities that are considered in the Special Issue. Full-length research papers are accepted, as are critical Review articles. Please feel free to contact the editors with your proposed title and abstract for consideration prior to submission.

For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.

Dr. Warish Ahmed
Dr. David Beale
Guest Editors

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