Human exposure to heavy metals and related cancer development: a bibliometric analysis / Amir Hossein Khoshakhlagh, Mahdiyeh Mohammadzadeh, Umesh Bamel, Agnieszka GRUSZECKA-KOSOWSKA // Environmental Science and Pollution Research ; ISSN 0944-1344. — 2023 — vol. 30 iss. 51, s. 109867–109888. — Bibliogr. s. 109883–109888, Abstr. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2023-10-04
- Khoshakhlagh Amir Hossein
- Mohammadzadeh Mahdiyeh
- Bamel Umesh
- AGHGruszecka-Kosowska Agnieszka
|Data dodania do BaDAP||2023-11-21|
|Czasopismo/seria||Environmental Science and Pollution Research|
As notifications on carcinogenicity of heavy metals increase, more and more attention is paid recently to heavy metals exposure. In our study, the human exposure to heavy metals and cancer knowledge epistemology was investigated using bibliometric analysis. The bibliometric data of the research articles were retrieved using following keywords: “heavy metal,” “trace element”, “cancer”, “carcinogen”, and “tumor” in the Scopus database. Specifically, 2118 articles published between 1972 and 2023 were found, covering a total of 1473 authors, 252 sources, and 2797 keywords. Retrospective data obtained from 251 documents and 145 journals were further analyzed by performance analysis and techniques of science mapping. The number of studies conducted in this field increased from one article published in 1972 to 18 articles published in 2022 in the study of Michael P Waalkes. The most impactful author regarding the number of published papers was Masoudreza Sohrabi with 7 publications. In the majority of the published papers, the most popular keywords were “cadmium” and “carcinogenicity”. However, in recent 4 years, the emphasis has been placed more on epidemiology studies. Our study provides general knowledge about the trend of publication on the role of heavy metals in causing cancer. The leading researchers in the field of the effects of heavy metals on the development of cancer were identified in our studies. Our results might also create a better understanding of new and emerging issues and can be used as a comprehensive road map for future researchers.