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Dr. Margarita Torrente, co-director of Neuropsicology and Emotions area and Neuropsycologyst of "Reus and Baix Camp Alzheimer association", will be leading a round table about stress and emotions of caregivers. The discussion will count with the participation of two relatives of Alzheimer's patients too. It will take place on September 17, at 18PM in "Sala Emili Argilaga, Centre de Lectura" located in Reus (Tarragona).

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The Finnish Society of Toxicology (FST) is excited about organizing the congress EUROTOX 2019 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The congress will take place from September 8th to 11th. The venue is Finlandia Hall, a building full of European history and at the same time a modern and a highly sophisticated venue even for the most demanding conference delegate.

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The TecnATox research area "Ecotoxicology" is leading an important research about the identification of microplastics in the Catalan coast of Tarragona. By now, more than the half part of indentified plastics are clothing fibers. This impacting finding appeared in more than 50 press releases:

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Guardia-Escote L, Basaure P, Peris-Sampedro F, Biosca-Brull J, Cabré M, Sánchez-Santed F, Domingo JL, Colomina MT. APOE genetic background and sex confer different vulnerabilities to postnatal chlorpyrifos exposure and modulate the response to cholinergic drugs. Behav Brain Res. 2019 Aug 29:112195. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112195.
Alves RIS, Machado GP, Zagui GS, Bandeira OA, Santos DV, Nadal M, Sierra J, Domingo JL, Segura-Muñoz SI. Metals risk assessment for children's health in water and particulate matter in a southeastern Brazilian city. Environ Res. 2019 Aug 6;177:108623
González N, Calderón J, Rúbies A, Timoner I, Castell V, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Dietary intake of arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead by the population of Catalonia, Spain: Analysis of the temporal trend. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Jul 27:110721.
Wang T, Rovira J, Sierra J, Chen SJ, Mai BX, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Characterization and risk assessment of total suspended particles (TSP) and fine particles (PM2.5) in a rural transformational e-waste recycling region of Southern China. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Jul 18;692:432-440.
Gallé T, Koehler C, Plattes M, Pittois D, Bayerle M, Carafa R, Christen A, Hansen J. Large-scale determination of micropollutant elimination from municipal wastewater by passive sampling gives new insights in governing parameters and degradation patterns. Water Res. 2019 Sep 1;160:380-393.
González N, Cunha SC, Monteiro C, Fernandes JO, Marquès M, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Quantification of eight bisphenol analogues in blood and urine samples of workers in a hazardous waste incinerator. Environ Res. 2019 Jul 4;176:108576.
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Prof. Domingo has been recently interviewed by SINC La Ciencia es Noticia (Science is news) and La Vanguardia. The reason of such interview was the last TecnATox research focused on the occurrence of toxic chemical compounds in clothes and related human health risks.

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The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has just communicated the provisional resolution of the I+D+i "Retos de investigación" ("Research challenges") of the State program of I+D+i adressed to the society challenges corresponding to the call of 2018.

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