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Topic: Trace Organic Contaminants in Africa: Occurrence, Fate and Human Exposure

A special issue of Journal of Environmental Exposure Assessment

ISSN 2771-5949 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2022

Guest Editor(s)

  • Dr. Ovokeroye Abafe
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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Special Issue Introduction

Special Issue Flyer
Contaminants of emerging concerns or emerging contaminants refer to many classes of chemicals, including but not limited to organic and inorganic flame retardants, pharmaceuticals such as hormones, antibiotics, veterinary drugs, agriculture pesticides and insecticides, personal care products, phthalates, nanoparticles, chemical additives, surfactants, mycotoxins among others. These contaminants are globally distributed and have been identified in various environmental compartments and food. Human exposure to emerging contaminants has been associated with various deleterious health outcomes, including cancer, asthma, obesity, disruption of the endocrine system, growth and developmental problems, etc. However, not much is known about the occurrence, fate, and human exposure to emerging contaminants on the African continent.

This special issue welcomes full papers covering experimental articles, short communications, up-to-date reviews, meta-analysis, and systematic reviews covering any of the following topics on the African continent:
● The occurrence, fate, and human exposure to emerging contaminants;
● Indoor exposure to legacy and emerging contaminants;
● Outdoor exposure to legacy and emerging contaminants;
● Indoor and outdoor exposure to inorganic contaminants, including trace metals;
● Dietary exposure to emerging contaminants, including mycotoxins;
● Occurrence and human exposure to antibiotics and veterinary drugs in food and feed of animal and plant origins;
● Occurrence, fate, and human exposure to pesticides and insecticides in food and feed;
● Human biomonitoring of trace organic and inorganic contaminants and pollutants;
● Occurrence, fate, and human exposure to legacy contaminants and persistent organic pollutants;
● Novel insights on human exposure assessments.


1. Dr. Olumide Emmanuel Akinrinade, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2. Dr. Eric Akortia, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
3. Prof. Chukwujindu lwegbue, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
4. Dr. Paschal Iniaghe, Federal University Otuoke, Otuoke, Nigeria.
5. Dr. Linda R Macheka-Tendenguwo, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa.
6. Prof. Jonathan Okonkwo, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
7. Dr. Giulia Poma, Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium.
8. Dr. Godswill Tesi, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Nigeria.
9. Dr. Raymond Lubem Tyohemba, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The list is in alphabetical order and being updated.

Submission Deadline

31 Dec 2022

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