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The Spanish Ministry of Education has recently opened FPU call. This is a very good opportunity to join TecnATox for at least 4 years and become a PhD. The full call description is available here. If you meet the requirements, do not hesitate to contact us.
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Infertility affects about 15% of the world's population and male factors are responsible for 40-50% of these cases. There are many causes that could explain the decline in fertility in men: the environment and lifestyle, environmental pollution, tobacco and/or alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity, stress and unhealthy diets. However, no study has jointly evaluated all of these factors at once.

Now, the Human Nutrition Unit and the Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health (TecnATox) are leading the study LED-FERTYL (Lifestyle and environmental determinants of seminogram and other male fertility related parameters), which is now in the recruitment phase of male volunteers between 18 and 40 years old.

Are you willing to help us?

If you would like to participate in this study you will only need to attend to a single appointment at the beginning of the project. You must meet a number of criteria to be included in the study: to be between 18 and 40 years, answer a series of questionnaires related to their lifestyle and other personal characteristics and provide biological samples to be able to start the research.

Those interested, please send an e-mail to ledfertyl.nutricio@urv.cat indicating the subject "Recruitment Ledfertyl".

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The interview of Dr. Martí Nadal by El Punt Avui is in press. You can read the full press release here!

EarlyCLOTHES is a Research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PID2019-104443GB-I00), which will assess the human health risks associated to the early-life exposure to chemicals contained in textile products

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Dr. Joaquim Rovira, postdoc of TecnAtox, talked about EarlyCLOTHES project in Tarragona Radio. EarlyCLOTHES is aimed at evaluating the human health risks related to the early exposure to chemicals in clothes.

We invite you to listen the full interview.

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One more year, the Founder of Tecnatox, Dr. Jose L Domingo, occupies the first position in the ranking of the best scientists residing in Spain according to their h-indices (http://indice-h.webcindario.com/indice.html ). The Professor Domingo's position corresponds to the area of toxicology.

Congratulations!

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In the framework of SEAFOODTOMORROW, we have optimized FishChoice, the benefit-risk communication tool designed to support consumers in making informed decisions about the fish and seafood they eat.

This tool aims to provide users with balanced information about the risks of chemical pollutants versus the benefits of a wide range of nutrients, derived from weekly consumption of fish and seafood in a personalised system. The tool is based on a previous version of FishChoice, which was created and validated within ECsafeSEAFOOD FP7. This updated version of the tool includes additional seafood species, extended nutritional information (12 nutrients), the latest EFSA recommendations, as well as the up-to-date pollutant data, and a new feature that provides users with information on the sustainability of seafood stocks.

The tool is free to use and available in 25 European languages!

Learn more at www.fishchoice.eu/

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TecnATox has renewed its accreditation as a TECNIO agent until 2023.

Through this seal ACCIO accredits us as developers of the most innovative technologies of the R & D & I system of Catalonia with differential technological capacities and with capacity to transfer them to the company.

You can read the full URV press release here!

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The City Councy of Morell is working to start, at the beginning of 2021, a new study of air quality which will be carried out by the TecnATox and the the Laboratory of the Center for the Environment (LCMA) from UPC.

Our role will be focused on the collection of air samples and the determination of the levels of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel, lead and vanadium associated with PM10 particles. Subsequently, we will assess the possible health risks associated with its exposure by the local population.

We invite you to read the full press release published by El Vallenc.

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Zagui GS, Moreira NC, Santos DV, Costa Darini AL,Domingo JL, Segura-Muñoz SI, Andrade LN. High occurrence of heavy metal tolerance genes in bacteria isolated from wastewater: A new concern?. Environ Res. 2020 Oct 21:110352
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Dr. Luis Heredia will take part of the activities organized in the framework of the II Mental Health Month entitled "Mental Health, a priority more than ever".

He will participate in the round table "Learning to live safely in the pandemic: current situation and future challenges". He will talk about the studies about mental health that have been performed, and the role of the environmental problems on the mental health. In addition, he will give some tips to overcome this situation.

Date: 29th October at 19PM.

Where: streaming.

We invite you to check the flyer of this interesting event by clicking on this news.

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