Trabalón L, Vilavert L, Domingo JL, Pocurull E, Borrull F, Nadal M. Human exposure to brominated flame retardants through the consumption of fish and shellfish in Tarragona County (Catalonia, Spain). Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Nov 22. pii: S0278-6915(16)30438-0. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.11.022. [Epub ahead of print]
Several researchers recently participated in a 2-day Scientific Retreat which IISPV organized at Parador de Tortosa. During the Retreat, scientists of different research groups within IISPV presented recent findings of their own projects and research lines.
Dr. Joaquim Rovira performed a nice communication entitled "Prenatal early exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors", which is part of the HEALS project. In turn, Dr. Vikas Kumar speaked about the "Application of a PBPK/PD model to understand the neurotoxicity pathway of PFOS via microRNA", being developed in HEALS and EuroMix projects.
In November 8-10, the 4th EuroMix consortium meeting was held in Tarragona. URV hosted all the participants of this H2020 project, organizing a 3-day meeting, as well as a visit to Tarraco Archaeological Site and a gala dinner.
The EuroMix project (euromixproject.eu) is a joint effort of 22 European partners and 4 non-EU affiliated partners aimed at delivering a mixture test strategy and test instruments using novel techniques as recently proposed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. TecnATox is actively involved in the project, participating in animal experimentation studies, PBPK modeling, exposure assessment and risk evaluation.
Rovira J, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Alternative Fuel Implementation in a Cement Plant: Human Health Risks and Economical Valuation. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2016 Nov;71(4):473-484.
Nadal M, Rovira J, Díaz-Ferrero J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Human exposure to environmental pollutants after a tire landfill fire in Spain: Health risks. Environ Int. 2016 Oct 20;97:37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.10.016.
Domínguez-Morueco N, Diamond ML, Sierra J, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Application of the Multimedia Urban Model to estimate the emissions and environmental fate of PAHs in Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain.Sci Total Environ. 2016 Sep 27. pii: S0048-9697(16)32093-9. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.163.
Bellés M, Heredia L, Serra N, Domingo JL, Linares V. Exposure to low doses of 137cesium and nicotine during postnatal development modifies anxiety levels, learning, and spatial memory performance in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Aug 30. pii: S0278-6915(16)30306-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2016.08.032.
In Nov 8, at 20 h, the 3rd edition of the URV Scientific Coffees URV cycle, is going to be started again at Cafè La Cantonada, Tarragona. Dr. Jaume Folch, member of TecnATox, will present a communication entitled "Do we suffer from what we eat?"
Abstract: Environment, diet and health. These three factors, interrelated, determine life quality in our territory. The loss of certain marine species or the air and water pollution affect the food we eat and, consequently, out health. The substitution of fatty acids from marine sources, part of the Mediterranean diet, by saturated fatty acids, has dramatic effects on human health. Actually, some scientific studies link the memory loss in elder ages with diet. In this talk we will think about the impact of life style in a city as Tarragona on the development of diseases as type 2 diabetes or Alzheimer. We will analyze how the pollution can modify how our brain works.
In November 2-3, the 24th edition of the Scientific Course, directed by Dr. Martí Nadal and organized by Mediterrània-Centre d’Iniciatives Ecològiques and TecnATox, was held in Tarragona. The conference, which was entitled “Water: challenge of the futre”, gathered together 8 key speakers in a wide range of fields, such as climate change, analytical chemistry and policy making, all of them related to the current and future problems of waste management.
In August-September 2016, a number of TecnaTox delegations was taking part in different scientific conferences.
The first delegation was present at the 36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxin 2016), which is held in Florence (Italy), between August 28 and September 2.
Title: Multi-component determination of atmospheric semi-volatile organic compounds in Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, N. Ratola, S. Ramos, J. Sierra, M. Schumacher, J.L. Domingo, M. Nadal
Title: Temporal trends of organic substances in plasma and urine from workers of a hazardous waste incinerator in Catalonia, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, M. Mari, M. Nadal, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo
In the meantime, another group of TecnATox members was attending the 5th International EcoSummit Congress, EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, organized by Elsevier and taking place at Montpellier (France) from August 29 to September 1.
Title: Modelling the environmental dynamics of PAHs in Tarragona County, Spain
Authors: N. Domínguez-Morueco, M.L. Diamond, J. Sierra, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo, M.Nadal
In September 4-7, the 52nd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX) took place in Seville (Spain). Some TecnATox members also attended this conference, which is one of the most important in the area of toxicology.
Title: Application of a PBPK/PD model to understand the neurotoxiciy pathway of PFOS via microRNA
Authors: R.P. Sharma, V. Kumar, M. Nadal, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher
Title: Improving the understanding of Neurotoxicity Mechanism of metal mixture: Cytotoxicity study of metals (Pb, Cd, MeHg and As) exposure on Hippocampal HT22 Cell Line
Authors:V. Karri, D. Ramos, E. De Oliveira Cacheado, M. Schuhmacher, V. Kumar
In September 14-16, the 8th International Conferenceon Children’s Health and Environment was held in Barcelona (Spain), and some TecnATox members were also there to present new data.
Title: Prenatal Early Exposure to the Environmental Endocrine Disruptors
Authors: M.A. Martínez, J. Rovira, R. Prasad Sharma, V. Kumar, M. Nadal, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher
Title: Particulate Matter Characterisation in the Schools Located Around Petrochemical Industrial Complex: Infiltration of Particle From Outdoor to Indoor Air
Authors: F. Sanchez-Soberón, E. Badowska, J. Rovira, M. Mari, J. Sierra, V. Kumar, J.L. Domingo, M. Schuhmacher
Title: School Children Exposure to Particulate Matter (Coarse, Fine, and Quasi-Ultrafine) Around Petrochemical Complex: Respiratory Tract Dosimetry
Authors: F. Sanchez-Soberón, M. Mari, V. Kumar, J.L. Domingo, J. Rovira, M. Schuhmacher