Advent of modern technologies is leading to persistent urbanization and capitalism which although favorable to mankind, have a plethora of environmental hazards accompany them. Air pollution, water contamination, greenhouse gas emissions, etc. are manmade tribulations that are leading to depletion of earth’s natural resources. Surveys suggest that availability of clean air and pure water will become the toughest real world challenge of mankind in the near future. Consequently, health perils linked to environmental risk factors are snowballing at an alarming rate. In this outlook, the necessity for propagating awareness for environmental sustainability is more now than ever before. Formation of regulatory bodies and authorities to disseminate societal alertness towards environmental safety is on the rise. With this perspective, I, on behalf of the entire editorial board and management team, would humbly take this opportunity to introduce you to our new journal entitled International Journal of Environment and Health Sciences (IJEHS). IJEHS proposes to provide a reliable platform to discuss technologies and strategies for management of said environmental matters. IJEHS is being launched as a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that will be quintessential to academicians, industry professionals and researchers who are actively engaged in the areas of environmental issues and related health effects. We invite original research articles, short communications and critical reviews directed towards an academic, clinical and industrial audience. Scope of the journal is divided into two major sections. The first section focuses on burning environmental issues like pollutants and their fate, waste management, resource conservation, remediation technologies and the like. The second section encompass all the topics relevant to physiological impact of environmental risk factors and application of alternative medicinal approaches as remedial measures. Detailed scope can be found in the home page of the journal (www.stenvironment.org). Notes on development of any novel and validated strategy or tool to address environmental challenges are welcome. Discussion on proceedings of conferences conducted around an environmental theme will also be considered.
All submissions will be meticulously scrutinized by pioneers in the field to ensure publication of only articles of high quality and relevance. Authors are requested to take special precautions to avert plagiarism and redundancy.
It is high time that we realize the gravity of circumstances and take potent steps to undo the adversities already triggered. The time is now and the place is here. I hope our audience and patrons share the same vision and join hands with us in promulgating their part in resurrecting our valuable environment. Awaiting your whole hearted cooperation and constructive criticisms, if any.
Dr Kshipra Misra
A persistent necessity for global awareness of the environmental problems and associated health concerns has given rise to forums and regulatory bodies to ensure environmental safety. The International Journal of Environment and Health Sciences aims at providing a platform to discuss technologies and strategies for management of such environmental issues.
Production of Cellulase by Trichoderma sp. by Utilization of Various Agro-food Residues - Satinder K. Brar, M. Vermal, Kshipra Misra, Sumit Sharma, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, R.D. Tyagi
Statistical model for performance analysis of DART : A steel wool based arsenic removal water filter installed in various affected villages - Aditi Kar Gangopadhyay, Umesh Kumar, Sucheta Chakrabarti, Praloy O. Basu, Sumit Sharma, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Satinder Kaur Brar, Kshipra Misra
Tannery Wastes: Trivalent Chromium Case - Satinder K. Brar, M. Verma, R.D. Tyagi, R.Y. Surampalli, Kshipra Misra
Separation and characterization of antioxidant rich fractions from Cordyceps sinensis by semi preparative HPLC - Rakhee Rajput, Jigni Mishra, Raj Kishore Sharma, Kshipra Misra
Characterization and anti-proliferative activity of acetone extract and its hexane fraction from Wedelia trilobata leaves - Anuja Bhardwaj, Chitra Pawar, Jigni Mishra, Kshipra Misra, Susan Titus