February 2019




New FP7 project

Members of TecnAtox will participate in a new FP7 project, entitled Health and Environment-wide Associations based on Large population Surveys (HEALS). The project, co-coordinated by Dr. Isabella Annesi-Maesano (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France), and Prof. Dimosthenis Sarigiannis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), is focused on the refinement of an integrated methodology and the application of the corresponding analytical and computational tools for performing environment-wide association studies in support of EU-wide environment and health assessments.

For more information:

Posted on 18-09-2013

Three more papers of TecnAtox members have been published and included in PubMed.

Roig N, Sierra J, Ortiz JD, Merseburger G, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M (2013) Integrated study of metal behavior in Mediterranean stream ecosystems: a case-study. J Hazard Mater. (in press). Link

Vilavert L, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL (2013) Seasonal surveillance of airborne PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PCNs using passive samplers to assess human health risks. Sci Total Environ. (in press). Link

Schuhmacher M, Kiviranta H, Ruokojärvi P, Nadal M, Domingo JL (2013) Levels of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PBDEs in breast milk of women living in the vicinity of a hazardous waste incinerator: Assessment of the temporal trend. Chemosphere. (in press). Link

Posted on 29-08-2013

II Conference of Alzheimer's disease

With the participation of Dr. Torrente and Dr. Heredia, TecnATox members.

For more information

Posted on 06-09-2013


In August 30rd, Renato Igor da Silva Alves, PhD student at the University of São Paulo, defended his thesis, entitled Limnological parameters, metals and pathogenic bioagents in the Pardo River Basin: Risk assessment to human health and multivariate analysis, supervised by Dr. Susana Inés Segura-Muñoz. Dr. Alves did a stay at TecnATox, where he carried out part of his research.

Posted on 03-09-2013

POSTER PRESENTATION. EUROTOX-2013, Interlaken, Switzerland, August 31-September 4, 2013

Neurobehavioral Effects of Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Caesium in Developing Offspring Mice

Isabel Llovet, Daisy Lafuente, Sergio Gonzalo, Montserrat Bellés, José Luís Domingo, Victòria Linares

Posted on 13-08-2013


The digital magazine "ETS EL QUE MENGES" interviews Dr. Josep Lluís Domingo.

Dr. Domingo talks about chemical contaminants and Ribefood application.


Posted on 18-09-2013

PUBMED includes the following recent publication of our group in the journal Journal of Hazardous Materials:

Fàbrega F, Marquès M, Ginebreda A, Kuzmanovic M, Barceló D, Schuhmacher
M, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Integrated Risk Index of Chemical Aquatic
Pollution (IRICAP): Case studies in Iberian rivers. J Hazard Mater. 2013
Jun 10. doi:pii: S0304-3894(13)00406-8. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.06.006.

Posted on 25-07-2013


Ribefood-2013 between the most important innovations of the URV.

Article: “Qualitat i visibilitat científica internacional”


Posted on 01-08-2013


TecnATox published the article

"Accumulation of perfluoroalkyl substances in human tissues" 



Posted on 01-08-2013

CONSUMER Eroski highlights Ribefood-2013.

CONSUMER Eroski comparatively remarks the usefulness of the APP Ribefood-2013.

Posted on 25-07-2013

Fiona Peris from the TECNATOX group

Fiona Peris from the TECNATOX group has been awarded for her poster presentation "Chronic oral exposure to low doses of clorpyrifos differentially affects physical and behavioral endpoints in ApoE2, ApoE3 and ApoE4 transgenic mice" Peris F, Reverté I, Cabré M, Domingo JL, Sánchez-Santed F, Colomina MT at the 14th International Neurotoxicology Association meeting.

Posted on 01-07-2013

Ribefood-2013 is now available for Android and iOS

In June 17th, Ribefood-2013 was presented


Press coverage:



Posted on 18-06-2013



 RIBEFOOD-2013 is a software application (APP) focused on the optimization of the personal diets depending on both the benefits of the nutrient intake and the potential risks of a number of environmental pollutants in foods. Ribefood-2013 includes specific characteristics for those individuals with certain health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, celiacs, or multiple intolerances/allergies related with food. Ribefood-2013 will be available free of charge on digital platforms (AppStore and Google Play) from June 17, 2013.

The RIBEFOOD-2013 presentation for journalists will be on June 17 at noon. Venue: Chancellor building Universitat "Rovira i Virgili", c/ Escorxador, Tarragona.

Posted on 04-06-2013

Montse Marquès, member of TecnATox, received the Extraordinary Master Award .

Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Production

Posted on 31-05-2013

World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference

In the frame of the First World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference, 20th-21st of May-2013, Professor Jose L. Domingo, Director of Tecnatox, has presented the paper entitled: Dietary exposure to metals and organic pollutants through fish consumption: Are the risks higher than the benefits?

The venue of the congress was the “Fira de Reus” (Av. Bellissens, 40), Reus, Catalonia, Spain. You can find more information:

Posted on 07-05-2013


Tecnatox has participated to the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

When: 12-16 May 2013.
Where: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Venue address: Scottisch Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC), Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, UK.


Posted on 08-05-2013

Interview to Dr Jose Luis Domingo. TecnATox Director.

The documentary ¿Fuego purificador? (about waste incineration). Spanish Television (second channel, TVE-2).


Posted on 05-04-2013

Set the best course for your future

TecnATox participates in the Hall of Education (13 -17 March 2013). Barcelona.


Posted on 01-03-2013

TecnATox led the scientific course organized by Mediterrània

On the other hand, Dr. Neus Roig, TecnATox member,  talked about "Chemical and biological quality of the Francolí river basin".

For more information, see attached brochure:

Scientific Course Mediterània 2013.pdf

Posted on 20-02-2013

Press clip

TecnATox appears in the RTV1 news. 30/12/2012 - min 10'10''.

TecnATox team talks about Ribefood program.

"We are developing a new application of Ribefood for mobile (Android and iOS). It will be available in market in a few months"


Posted on 03-01-2013

The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Government of Spain) has financed two projects to the group TecnATox

The projects granted are: 

- Climate change induction over the environmental degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Human health risks.

-Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, 2.5 and 1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants.

Posted on 10-01-2013

Press clip

  Dr. Domingo talks about the relation between fish consumption and the estimated intakes of mercury.

  07/01/2013 - min 46.   Link

Posted on 08-01-2013

A TecnATox member wins a FI fellowship

Fiona Peris, a predoctoral studient member of TecnATox, has got a FI fellowship of Generalitat de Catalunya, to develop her doctoral project.

Posted on 14-12-2012

Press clip

   Dr. Josep Lluis Domingo talks about Christmas meals in RTVE (min 15'28'').


Posted on 20-12-2012

TecnAtox was awarded with the grant program: Valoritzation program of Knowledge 2012 from University Rovira i Virgili

The main objective of this project is to develop a computer assistant to optimize the personal diet according to the risks that provide the pollutants and the benefits through nutrients, based on scientific data previously obtained in the surveillance program carried out by the laboratory.

Posted on 08-02-2013

Attendance: Environmental Health 2013, Congress in Boston (3 - 6 March)

TecnaTox has presented communications at the Conference on Environmental Health-2013. The conference covered a wide variety of major environment-related health concerns, i.e., outdoor and indoor air pollution, climate change, hazardous chemicals and particles. 

Web link

Posted on 28-02-2013

TecnATox will participate in a new EFSA project

Extensive literature search on the bioavailability of selected trace elements in animal nutrition - incompatibilities and interactions

The aim of this assignment is the preparation of a report collecting, collating, analysing and synthesising the scientific data and information on the bioavailability of trace element additives, and their incompatibilities and interactions, in particular when combined with other feed additives or components of the animal diet.

Posted on 12-12-2012

TecnATox will participate in a new FP7 project

ECsafeSEAFOOD project (Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception) has been awarded by the European Commission, in the area of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE).

For more information: 

Posted on 28-11-2012

Third prize for the Best Poster in the 3rd SCARCE Conference

Francesc Fàbrega and co-workers received the 3rd prize for the Best Poster in the 3rd SCARCE Conference, held in Valencia in November 2012. The poster is entitled “Integrated Risk Index of Chemical Aquatic Pollution (IRICAP): Case-studies in Spain”, and it has been performed in collaboration with Dr. Antoni Ginebreda, researcher at the Department of Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain). This investigation is part of the development of the SCARCE-Consolider project, in which TecnATox is actively participating

Posted on 28-11-2012

Neus Roig successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Apt Cum Laude thesis entitled: Application of ecotoxicological techniques in various environmental matrices. Viability and complementarity.
This thesis was defended on 23 November, by their author Neus Roig.

Posted on 07-11-2012

CEREBRAD. First annual meeting.

First Annual Meeting of the European Project: Cognitive and cerebrovascular effects induced by low dose ionising radiation (Tarragona, 22-23 October 2012).


Posted on 18-10-2012


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Posted on 08-10-2012

Press link

Drs Colomina and Reverté, talk about toxic exposure and the appearance of Alzheimer's disease.


Posted on 11-10-2012

Drs Perelló and Vilavert received last 12 of Sepember the Extraordinary Doctoral Award


The act took place at 12:30 pm in the Auditorium José Carreras Vilaseca (square Mompou, 1, Vilaseca).

The award was given by the President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas.

Posted on 12-09-2012


Professor Jose L. Domingo, Director of TECNATOX has been invited as keynote speaker of the fourth session of the GULBENKIAN SEMINAR SERIEES ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD – HEALTH ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY, a project of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.

The proposed theme for the fourth Seminar was “Food, Fisheries and Environment”. Link




Posted on 11-10-2012


TecnATox has published the article "Long-term amendment of sewage sludge with Spanish Soils: Effects on soil Functioning" in the journal "Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment". This journal has the number 1 position in the category Agriculture, Multidisciplinary in the ISI.


Posted on 02-08-2012

TecnATox have participated in the International Congress RECUWATT in Mataró


TecnATox have collaborated as "Academic Partner" Congress RECUWAT.

Posted on 30-07-2012

Avaluació dels riscos addicionals per a la salut humana

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Experimental Toxicology Area

    This research fiel icluded:

  • Metal ions study in biology and medicine.
  • Reproductive and developmental toxicology.
  • Animal behavior studies. Oxidative stress.
  • Cholinergic agonists effects on behavior.
  • Effects for pollutants on aging and neurodegenerative processes.
  • Environmental and animal toxicity by organic compounds.
  • Application of in silico techniques (QSAR modeling) and in vivo toxicity tests.

Posted on 30-07-2012

Toxicologia Alimentària

El propòsit de la divisió de Toxicologia d'aliments té com a objectiu:

    • Avaluació de les prestacions a través de la ingestió d'àcids grassos omega-3 en peix i marisc.
    • Determinació de metalls, contaminants orgànics persistents (COPs) i emergents en aliments, incloent dioxines i furans, PCBs, PBDEs, HAPs i perfluorats.
    •  Exposició a contaminants químics través de la dieta, i avaluació del risc.

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TecnATox is a technological innovation center attached to the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), belonging to the network TECNIO driven ACC1Ó (Government of Catalonia). The Centre was born in 2008, brings together an important cluster of two members of  Research Consolidated Groups of the URV: Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health and Analysis and Environmental Management Group.

Posted on 30-07-2012