4.0 ANDCOM, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, has released the third newsletter. 

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Researchers from the Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Research Group (NuMeD) of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the URV and the Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV), - integrated in Tecnatox- have identified, in collaboration with researchers from Denmark and the United Kingdom, a group of metabolites in the blood associated with increased perceptions of satiety after food intake.

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The women's team of TecnATox wishes you a happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The 60% of TecnATox members are women, being very well represented among the technical staff and the management team.

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El próximo 16 de febrero tendrá lugar en la Universitat Rovira i Virgili la Jornada sobre Sistemas Integrados de Gestión (SIG) para PYMES donde se hará una breve presentación del proyecto Erasmus + “EASIMS: Solución de Formación Innovadora Para el Diseño y la Implantación de Sistemas de Gestión Integrados (SGI) en PYMEs”. El objetivo de la Jornada es mostrar a los participantes la Plataforma de e-learning de EASIMS con sus diferentes módulos, así como hacer una demostración de cómo usar y sacar partido a la Herramienta para el diseño y documentación del SIG.

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The fifth, and final, international meeting of the project consortium partners of EASIMS: Innovative training solution for the design and implementation of Integrated Management System (IMS) in small and medium-sized companies took place the last 2nd February 2021.

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Rovira J, Mari M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Environmental levels and human health risks of metals and PCDD/Fs near cement plants co-processing alternative fuels in Catalonia, NE Spain: a mini-review. J. Environ. Sci. Health A. 2021, DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2021.1880836
González N, Marquès M, Domingo JL. Respiratory viruses in foods and their potential transmission through the diet: A review of the literature . Environ Res. 2021 Jan 30;110826. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.110826

Dr. Martí Nadal, researcher of the Health Risk Assessment and Food Toxicology area of TecnATox, has been appointed as new Section Editor-in-Chief of the journal Toxics, an open access journal from the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). Toxics is an international, peer-reviewed, journal, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to all aspects of the toxicity of chemicals and materials. Its CiteScore (Scopus data) is 3.7, being ranked 57/128 (Q2) in "Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis" and 64/116 (Q3) in "Toxicology". The journal, covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in the Web of Science, in Scopus and in Chemical Abstracts/SciFinder, will shortly receive its firs Impact Factor by Clarivate Analytics.

Starting from February 2021, Dr. Nadal will serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Section Risk Assessment and Management. This section is focused on new findings, communications and opinions related to how to assess the risk of chemicals to the human population and/or the natural environment and approaches to managing or mitigating these risks.

Since 2013, when the first volume was published, TecnATox members have periodically publishing in Toxics. Dr. Nadal previously served as Guest Editor of the Special Issue Risk Assessment of Environmental Contaminants, together with Prof. Marta Schuhmacher.

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Expósito N, Carafa R, Kumar V, Sierra J, Schuhmacher M, Giménez Papiol G. Performance of Chlorella Vulgaris exposed to heavy metal mixtures: Linking measured endpoints and mechanisms. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021, 18:1037
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