Twelfth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 May 4;13(5):470. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13050470.


During the past century, environmental hazards have become a major concern, not only to public health professionals, but also to the society at large because of their tremendous health, socio-cultural and economic impacts. Various anthropogenic or natural factors have been implicated in the alteration of ecosystem integrity, as well as in the development of a wide variety of acute and/or chronic diseases in humans. It has also been demonstrated that many environmental agents, acting either independently or in combination with other toxins, may induce a wide range of adverse health outcomes. Understanding the role played by the environment in the etiology of human diseases is critical to designing cost-effective control/prevention measures. This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health includes the proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research. The Symposium provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the scientific advances in biomedical, environmental, and public health research that addresses global environmental health issues.

Keywords: biomedical science; environmental science; international symposium; public health.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Ecosystem
  • Environment
  • Environmental Health*
  • Humans
  • Public Health*
  • Research*