March 2018


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health


The MELODI Board wants to reward each year one young researcher, active in the domains covered by the activities of the MELODI Association, in order to raise more attention for research in the domain of low doses of ionizing radiation in a broader sense, and to stimulate young researchers to be active and to publish in this domain of activities. You can find more information at the Announcement and Rules for administration of a MELODI Award and at MELODI'S website. DEADLINE: June 15, 2018.

Posted on 13-03-2018

A new paper of TecnATox has been included in pubmed

Rovira J, Hernández-Aguilera A, Luciano-Mateo F, Cabré N, Baiges-Gaya G, Nadal M, Martín-Paredero V, Camps J, Joven J, Domingo JL. Trace Elements and Paraoxonase-1 Activity in Lower Extremity Artery Disease. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s12011-018-1298-x.

Posted on 12-03-2018

TecnATox in media

María Ángeles Martínez, Raju Prasad, Dr. Joaquim Rovira, Dr. Vikas Kumar and Prof. Marta Schuhmacher have created a mathematical model to quantify the transferred amount of bisphenol A from pregnant women to fetus. This method has been tested with 100 pregnant women to know the fate and behavior of bisphenol A in their body and to study the impact on baby's health in the future.

You can read the full press release in the following links:








Posted on 05-03-2018

Doctoral thesis defense

Francisco Sánchez Soberón, PhD candidate in TecnATox, will defend her doctoral thesis on 21st March 2018, at 11.00h in Sala de Graus, Chemical Engineering School, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Title: "Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants".

Supervisors: Dr. Marta Schuhmacher and Dr. Joaquim Rovira.

Posted on 21-02-2018

Doctoral thesis defense

Noelia Domínguez Morueco obtained the PhD degree with the qualitification Excellent.

The thesis entitled: "Environmental levels of PAHs and other SVOCs in a Petrochemical area. Combining monitoring and modelling tools" was supervised by Dr. Martí Nadal, Dr. Jordi Sierra and Prof. Marta Schuhmacher.

Posted on 05-02-2018

Last publications of TecnATox

Luciano-Mateo F, Cabré N, Nadal M, García-Heredia A, Baiges-Gaya G, Hernández-Aguilera A, Camps J, Joven J, Domingo JL. Serum concentrations of trace elements and their relationships with paraoxonase-1 in morbidly obese women. J Trace Elem Med Bio 48 (2018) 8-15.

Esplugas R, Llovet MI, Bellés M, Serra N, Vallvé JC, Domingo JL, Linares V. Renal and hepatic effects following neonatal exposure to low doses of Bisphenol-A and 137Cs. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Feb 22. pii: S0278-6915(18)30120-0. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2018.02.046

Rovira J, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Concentrations of trace elements and PCDD/Fs around a municipal solid waste incinerator in Girona (Catalonia, Spain). Human health risks for the population living in the neighborhood. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Feb 19;630:34-45.

Posted on 26-02-2018

A new paper of TecnATox has been included in pubmed

Peris-Sampedro F, Blanco J, Cabré M, Basaure P, Guardia-Escote L, Domingo JL, Sánchez DJ, Colomina MT. New mechanistic insights on the metabolic-disruptor role of chlorpyrifos in apoE mice: a focus on insulin- and leptin-signalling pathways. Arch Toxicol. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1007/s00204-018-2174-3

Posted on 07-02-2018