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Experimental Toxicology
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Participation in a new H2020 project

TecnATox is one of the partners of the new Horizon2020 project EUROMIX, coordinated by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). For the next 4 years, participants from 22 institutions and 5 associated partners, including the World Health Organization and the US Environmental Protection Agency, will be jointly evaluating the combined exposure to mixtures of multiple food‐related toxic substances and their combined risks, from different perspectives. The project is ultimately aimed at developing an experimentally verified, tiered strategy for the risk assessment of mixtures of multiple chemicals derived from multiple sources across different life stages.

Researchers from three different areas of TecnATox (Experimental toxicology, Human health risk assessment, and Food toxicology) will be fully involved in the development of the project, which includes PBPK modeling, in vivo experimental studies, validation with human data, total diet studies, and health risk assessment. In May 20-21, the kick-off meeting of EUROMIX took place at the Headquarters of RIVM (Utrecht, The Netherlands).


Posted on 27-05-2015

A new paper of TecnATox included in PubMed

Cunha SC, Fernandes JO, Vallecillos L, Cano-Sancho G, Domingo JL, Pocurull E, Borrull F, Maulvault AL, Ferrari F, Fernandez-Tejedor M, Van den Heuvel F, Kotterman M. Co-occurrence of musk fragrances and UV-filters in seafood and macroalgae collected in European hotspots. Environ Res. 2015 May 15. pii: S0013-9351(15)00149-8. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.05.003. Link


Posted on 20-05-2015

BIOMAP 2015

TecnATox members will take part in the 7th International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (BIOMAP), which will take place from 14-19 June 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. Link


Posted on 19-05-2015

TecnATox took part in the ECsafeSEAFOOD First Stakeholder Workshop

Risk and benefit perception of seafood consumption on human health (including vulnerable groups) to consumer organisations and producers/processors: information needs and communication strategies. Link


Posted on 08-05-2015

TecnATox hosted a keynote speech of Adrian Covaci

Prof. Adrian Covaci, the prestigious scientist of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, visited TecnATox facilities before the end of April. Taking advantage of his visit, Prof. Covaci gave the seminar entitled “In vitro metabolism of phosphate flame retardants and implications for biomonitoring” in April 30, 2015, 12 p.m., at Aula 113, ETSEQ.


Adrian Covaci is professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at the Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is a very prolific researcher, having co-authored more than 350 papers in international scientific journals. He is Associate Editor of the journals Science of Total Environment and Food and Chemical Toxicology, as well as member of the Editorial Board of Environment International and Environmental Research. For more information click here 


Posted on 27-04-2015

New paper of TecnATox

Cano-Sancho G, Perelló G, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Comparison of the nutritional composition and the concentrations of various contaminants in branded and private label yogurts. J Food Comp. Anal. Volume 42, September 01, 2015, Pages 71-77


Posted on 18-05-2015

SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting

TecnATox members took part in the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, which took place from 3-7 May 2015 in Barcelona.Link

4-05-15

PLATFORM
Session title: POPs and Pseudo-POPs: Environmental occurrence and exposure (III)
Presentation title: Passive sampling of PAHs in the petrochemical area of Tarragona County, Spain: PUFs vs. vegetation
Authors: Dominguez-Morueco N,Vilavert L, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M
Presentation room: Room 113

Session title: POPs and Pseudo-POPs: Environmental occurrence and exposure (III)
Presentation title: Long-term environmental monitoring of PCDD/Fs near a municipal solid waste incinerator in Tarragona County (Catalonia, Spain)
Authors: Vilavert L, Nadal M, Shuchmacher M, Domingo JL
Presentation room: Room 113

POSTER
Session title: POPs and Pseudo-POPs: Environmental occurrence and exposure
Presentation title: Risk assessment of dermal exposure to chemicals through direct contact with clothing
Authors: Rovira J, Nadal M, Mallen M, Eljarrat E, Damià B, Domingo JL
Presentation room: Exhibition Hall

5-05-15
 

PLATFORM

Session title: Soil and water pollutants' assessment, monitoring and remediation (III)
Presentation title: Climate change effects on PAH photodegradation in Mediterranean soils
Authors: Marquès M, Mari M, Sierra J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M
Presentation room: Room 111

POSTER
Session title: Latest advances in passive sampling and dosing
Presentation title: Effect of environmental temperature on the loss of PAHs in passive samplers
Authors: Domínguez-Morueco N, Schuhmacher M, Sierra J, Domingo JL, Nadal M
Presentation room: Exhibition Hall

6-05-15

POSTER
Session title: Multistress in aquatic environments: the big picture (P)
Presentation title: Methodology approach using effect-based monitoring tools to link surface water quality, ecotoxicity and pollutants availability.
Authors: Roig N, Sierra J, Moreno I, Nieto E, Hampel M, Nadal M, Blasco J, Schuhmacher M.
Presentation room: Exhibition Hall

7-05-15

POSTER
Session title: Assessing the exposome: Prioritization, biomonitoring, modeling and experimental assessment of exposure factors
Presentation title: Human exposure to PAHs bound to PM fractions in an area influenced by a cement plant. PBPK application and risk assessment
Authors: Sánchez-Soberón F, Mari M, Nadal M, Rovira J, Kumar V, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M
Presentation room: Exhibition Hall

Session title: Assessing the exposome: Prioritization, biomonitoring, modeling and experimental assessment of exposure factors
Presentation title: Are fine particles the most dangerous? An exposure and dosimetry approach
Authors: Sánchez-Soberón F, Mari M, Kumar V, Nadal M, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M
Presentation room: Exhibition Hall

Session title: Assessing the exposome: Prioritization, biomonitoring, modeling and experimental assessment of exposure factors 
Presentation title: Chemical characterization and toxicological evaluation of airborne PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 near cement plants
Roig N, Sánchez-Soberón F, Rovira J, Mari M, Sierra J, Martí M, Nadal M, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M


Posted on 27-04-2015

Keynote speaker at the ISHS Symposium

TecnATox was present at the III International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, which took place in April 20-24, in Murcia (Spain). The Symposium was organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Group of Soil Enzimology and Biorremediation and Organic Wastes of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC-CEBAS), being Dr. Miguel A. Sánchez-Monedero and Dr. Mariluz Cayuela the conveners.


Dr. Martí Nadal was invited to give a keynote lecture, entitled “Health risks associated to solid waste composting: From production to use in agriculture”. The speech was focused on 2 case-studies of health risks due to occupational exposure to compost, at different stages of its life cycle. Moreover, the poster “Airborne levels of VOCs and bioaerosols near a composting plant in Catalonia, Spain. Human health risk assessment” was also presented.


Posted on 27-04-2015