November 2014


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

PhD Thesis Defense

Francesc Fàbrega, TecnATox member, defended his PhD last Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00 p.m in Sala de Graus, Technical School of Chemical Engineering.

Title: "PHYSIOLOGICALLY-BASED PHARMACOKINETIC (PBPK) MODELING OF PCDD/Fs AND PFASs IN HUMANS". The thesis was directed by Dr. Martí Nadal and co-directed by Dr. Marta Schuhmacher.


A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed as a tool to simulate the human body burdens of 17 PCDD/F congeners and 11 PFASs. Moreover the model elucidated the PFAS elimination mechanism. Finally, the statistical analysis of the final outcomes was integrated as a practice in the PBPK modeling.

Posted on 24-10-2014

TecnATox members have published a new review in the journal Current Organic Chemistry

Nadal M, Domingo JL. (2014) Indoor Dust Levels of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) and the Role of Ingestion as an Exposure Pathway: A Review. Current Organic Chemistry 18: 2200-2208. Link

Posted on 23-10-2014

Final SCARCE International Conference

Members of TecnATox participated in the Final SCARCE International Conference: "RIVER CONSERVATION UNDER WATER SCARCITY. Integration of water quantity and quality in Iberian Rivers under global change." The conference was held in Tarragona from 20-21 October 2014.  Flyer. Link

Posted on 10-10-2014

A new paper of TecnATox has been included in PubMed

Perelló G, Llobet JM, Gómez-Catalán J, Castell V, Centrich F, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Human Health Risks Derived from Dietary Exposure to Toxic Metals in Catalonia, Spain: Temporal Trend. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2014 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25262020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]. Link

Posted on 30-09-2014

Sixth International MELODI Workshop

Press Release -MELODI 2014- URV. Link

Posted on 17-10-2014

A new paper of TecnATox has been included in PubMed

Vilavert L, Sisteré C, Schuhmacher M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Environmental Concentrations of Metals in the Catalan Stretch of the Ebro River, Spain: Assessment of Temporal Trends. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2014 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25283512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]. Link

Posted on 07-10-2014

TecnATox members have published a new paper in the journal Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

Rovira J, Flores J, Schuhmacher M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Long-Term Environmental Surveillance and Health Risks of Metals and PCDD/Fs Around a Cement Plant in Catalonia, Spain. Hum Ecol Risk Assess. Published on line: 12 Sep 2014. DOI:10.1080/10807039.2014.930620.

Posted on 17-09-2014