This study reviewed 155 journal articles that examined the adverse effects of textile dyes on human health. The distribution of these articles was investigated in terms of journal type, year of publication, methodologies and research contexts. Based on the use of citation network analysis, an objective approach for identifying clusters of articles in the literature, three major research domains of textile dyes on human health issues were found, dermatological effect, toxicological effect and respiratory effect. Further investigation was done by conducting a Main Path Analysis of the articles to draw a map of knowledge structure within each research domain. Finally, future research opportunities and directions were proposed for each research domain from a human health perspective.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)