This Special Issue will provide accurate toxicity and exposure data in the laboratory and beyond. Submit your manuscript by February 28, 2025.

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ACS Chemical Health and Safety (ACS CHAS) is calling for papers for a Special Issue that represents different types of chemical exposures that workers, researchers, and the public may encounter. The prevention, mitigation, management, and response of occupational chemical exposures (chronic and acute) is a multiverse. This Special Issue will showcase high-impact contributions in the field by collating perspectives and research from all the relevant disciplines such as toxicology, industrial and chemical hygiene, chemistry, engineering, epidemiology, health, education, public health and public policy.

There has been tremendous progress and development to establish accurate toxicities and exposure limits as well as countless efforts to support productivity while protecting human health. This issue aims at capturing and disseminating both the current research, new developments and studies as well challenges, creative solutions, best practices, and accounts from the “trenches”. The intentional multidisciplinary perspective adopted here is essential for a scientifically valid understanding of potential risks and their mitigation.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Occupational and environmental exposures
  • Toxicology and toxicological studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Chemical safety education
  • Public health and public safety accounts
  • Chemical hygiene
  • Chemical safety and safety culture management
  • Modeling of chemical exposure
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Click below for additional details surrounding this Special Issue:

Organizing Editors

Dr. Pamela Pollet, Guest Editor
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Chemical Health & Safety

Dr. Jeremy Breuzard, Guest Editor
École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique (CPE), France

Submission Information

We welcome submissions for this Special Issue through February 28, 2025. For more information on submission requirements, please visit the journal’s Author Guidelines page.

Accepted manuscripts for consideration in this Special Issue will include all manuscript types that address topics within ACS CHAS’s scope.Papers accepted for publication for this Special Issue will be available ASAP (as soon as publishable) online as soon as they are accepted. After all submissions have been published, they will then be compiled online on a dedicated landing page to form the Special Issue. Manuscripts submitted for consideration will undergo the full rigorous peer review process expected from ACS journals.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose ACS Chemical Health and Safety.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Special Issue Selection," choose “The Chemical Exposure Multiverse."

If you have any general questions regarding submission to this Special Issue, please contact the journal’s editorial office (

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