Francesc Fàbrega, TecnATox member, will defend his PhD thesis Next 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 is directed by Dr. Martí Nadal and co-directed by 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Reverte I, Domingo JL, Colomina MT. Neurodevelopmental effects of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in APOE transgenic mice. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014 Sep 2. pii: S0892-0362(14)00157-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2014.08.003 [Epub ahead of print]. Link