March 2017


Experimental Toxicology
Human health risk assessment
Food Toxicology
Environmental Health

Prof. Domingo is ranked at the top-100 of most cited researchers in Spanish institutions

Prof. José L. Domingo, director of TecnATox, has been included as the URV researcher with the highest h-index, according to the Ranking Web of Universities.

Furthermore, Prof. Domingo is at the top-100 of researchers in Spanish institutions, according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles. Prof. Domingo has been exactly ranked at the 76th position (h-index=71).

TecnATox is also proud to have another researcher, Prof. Marta Schuhmacher, in the top-10 of the University.

Posted on 22-03-2017

Two new scientific articles on an emerging area: Textiles

TecnATox researchers have recently published two new articles on the potential risk of textiles for the human health. It is an emerging area, in which scientific knowledge is very limited.


Rovira, J., Nadal, M., Schuhmacher, M., Domingo, J.L. Trace elements in skin-contact clothes and migration to artificial sweat: Risk assessment of human dermal exposure (2017) Textile Research Journal, 87 (6), pp. 726-738.

Rovira, J., Nadal, M., Schuhmacher, M., Domingo, J.L.  Home textile as a potential pathway for dermal expsure to trace elements: assessment of health risks (2017) The Journal of the Textile Institute, in press.

Posted on 22-03-2017

ECsafeSEAFOOD project: The Catalan cluster

ECsafeSEAFOOD project assessed food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination and to evaluate their impact on public health. The project was coordinated by the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Portugal, and 17 partners from 10 countries were involved. Three of these partners were Catalan: the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), and "Rovira i Virgili" University (URV).

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, a joint presentation of these 3 Catalan institutions was performed at the headquarters of the Catalan Agency of Food Safety (ACSA), Barcelona, where the main outcomes of the project were highlighted.

Posted on 22-03-2017

Attending the SOT Annual Meeting

TecnATox researchers are attending the 56th Annual Meeting organized by the Society of Toxicology (SOT), which is being held in Baltimore (MD, USA) in March 12–16, 2017.

Posted on 13-03-2017

Prof. Schuhmacher participates to the publication of a new LCA book

Prof. Marta Schuhmacher participated in the writing of the newly released book “Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development”, published by Routledge and edited by Stefania Massari, Guido Sonnemann and Fritz Balkau. The book is about sustainability, or more specifically, it is about how to move towards sustainability through the use of life cycle methodologies. 

Posted on 27-02-2017

Dr. Colomina talks about endocrine disruptors on TV3 channel

In March 14, 2017, Dr. Maria Teresa Colomina was one of the experts participating in the TV program "Els Matins" (TV3 Catalan television channel). Dr. Colomina was explaining to the audience the toxic effects of endocrine disruptors on animals and the potential danger of these chemicals, together with Dr. Maribel Casas (IS Global) and Prof. Miquel Porta (UAB-IMIM).

Posted on 15-03-2017

The MELODI Award Edition 2017 is launched

The Multidisciplinary European Low Dose Initiative (MELODI) is an EU Joint Programming Initiative in low-dose radiation protection research.

The Board of the MELODI Association has decided to reward annually a young researcher by offering a MELODI Award, whose announcement and rules can be found here.

Candidates can find more information on the procedure on

The application deadline is 15.06.2017

Posted on 13-03-2017

Involvement in the partnership of INTERWASTE

Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream (INTERWASTE) is the title of a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Project, which was started in January 2017. This is a collaborative initiative led by University of Birmingham and 26 more research centres from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, North and South America. TecnATox is one of the partners of this program, which will be focused on developing scientific understanding of issues related to environmental contamination with toxic and/or hazardous organic chemicals (specifically flame retardants (FRs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)) arising from their presence in the waste stream. 

Posted on 16-02-2017