OPEN ACCESS

Articles online

Global Research Trends in Health Effects of Volatile Organic Compounds during the Last 16 Years: A Bibliometric Analysis

Category: Air Pollution and Health Effects

Volume: 19 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 1834-1843
DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2019.06.0327
PDF

Export Citation:  RIS | BibTeX

Shumin Cheng1,2, Jiale Zhang3, Yujing Wang4, Daqing Zhang1, Guopeng Teng1, Guo-Ping Chang-Chien5,6, Qianli Huang 1,2, Yu-Bo Zhang 4, Ping Yan1,2

  • 1 School of Food and Biological Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui, Hefei 230009, China
  • 2 School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui, Hefei 230009, China
  • 3 School of Economics, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui, Hefei 230009, China
  • 4 Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei 230022, China
  • 5 Center for Environmental Toxin and Emerging-Contaminant Research, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan
  • 6 Super Micro Mass Research and Technology Center, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan

Highlights

  • Through co-citation analysis, TOP 10 clusters were obtained.
  • “exposure” and “emissions” were two hotspots by building co-occurrence network.
  • USA is the leading country and TSINGHUA UNIV. is the leading institution.
  • Atmos. Environ., Environ. Sci. Technol. and Indoor Air were popular journals.
  • Related diseases mainly involved the respiratory, blood system and inflammation.

Abstract

In recent years, the health effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have attracted increasing attention. However, there is no published literature conducting a bibliometric analysis to explore the tendency. The purpose of this study is to provide a bibliometric analysis of the research on the health effects of VOCs over the past 16 years.

Based on the data retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection database, several bibliometric indicators mainly including topics (keywords), journals, co-citation relationship, leading countries and institutions were evaluated. Among the 1,035 articles, the top three high-yield years were 2018 (n = 122), 2016 (n = 120), and 2017 (n = 105). Through co-citation analysis, TOP 10 clusters were obtained (respectively, BTEX, VOCs, indoor air, radon, indoor chemistry, VOC, photocatalytic oxidation, urinary metabolites of volatile organic compounds, fungal volatiles and nitrogen dioxide). Then, by constructing co-occurrence network of keywords, we revealed that “exposure” and “emissions” are two hotspots in the literature examined. Also, the results demonstrated that USA is the leading country (n = 294) and TSINGHUA UNIV. is the leading institution (n = 24). Moreover, the top three popular journals publishing the topic on health effects of VOCs were identified, respectively Atmos. Environ., Environ. Sci. Technol. and Indoor Air.

Notably, in the literature examined, the most common diseases potentially associated with VOCs are mainly involved in the respiratory system, blood system and inflammation.

Therefore, this study assessed publications on health effects of VOCs using bibliometric approaches, which provided the research status and trends of the topic and potential hints to future investigation in this field.

Keywords

Bibliometric analysis Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Health effect Web of Science (WoS)


Related Article

Seasonal Variation, Source Apportionment and Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in PM2.5 in Ningbo, China

Yue Wu, Beibei Lu, Xinlei Zhu, Aihong Wang, Meng Yang, Shaohua Gu, Xiaoxia Wang, Pengbo Leng, Kristina M. Zierold, Xiaohai Li, Ke Kerri Tang, Lanyun Fang, Ruixue Huang, Guozhang Xu , Lv Chen
Accepted Manuscripts
DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2018.12.0452
PDF

Effects of Ambient PM2.5 Collected Using Cyclonic Separator from Asian Cities on Human Airway Epithelial Cells

Pratiti H. Chowdhury, Akiko Honda , Sho Ito, Hitoshi Okano, Toshinori Onishi, Makoto Higashihara, Tomoaki Okuda, Toshio Tanaka, Seitarou Hirai, Hirohisa Takano
;