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María Ángeles Martínez, PhD candidate of the Environmental Risks area, defended successfully her doctoral thesis the last 25th May.

Title: "Endocrine disruption assessment: exposure, biomonitoring and potential activity of widespread endocrine disruptors during pregnancy and early stages of life".

Supervisors: Prof. Marta Schuhmacher, Dr. Joaquim Rovira, Dr. Vikas Kumar.

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Named RESCOP, scientists from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas are assessing the potential relationship between the influence of pandemic progression and the presence of material particles in the air. Prof. Domingo, director of TecnATox, is part of the Advisory Board.

You will find more information about RESCOP in the following links:

Diari Digital URV 

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Dr. Vikas Kumar, director of Systems Toxicology area of TecnATox, has been invited by ISGlobal to do a virtual seminar.
 
Title: Big data in human health risk assessment: a curse or cure?
Big Data is a broad term for large data sets arriving from multiple sources with typological and structural complexities that presents integrational, analytical, and visualization challenges to extract meaningful information. In the human health risk assessment, the amount of data is exploding from HTS to biosensors, large scale biomonitoring to multigenerational individual and population-based studies. Scientists can use it to develop targeted treatments for old and emerging medical conditions. Governments are asset rich with massive data fields with the opportunity to design better policies and governance. However, Big data often touted as the new oil, can face the same fate as the oil curse? The scattered and massive “Big Data” captures the opportunities as well as challenges in accessing, integrating, managing, analyzing, and finally, finding meaningful information.  In this talk, I will present the current perspective and challenges of Big Data research in the transdisciplinary field of human health risk assessment with some examples of the current pandemic of COVID-19 as well.

When? May 29 at 9:30am

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In the framework of FlameRISK project, we have built a survey aimed at assessing the presence of flame retardants in households of families living with children between 6 and 12 years old. If you are willing to help us in our study, you just need to click on one of the following links:

Survey in Catalan

Survey in Spanish

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Marquès M, Domingo JL, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M. Health risks for the population living near petrochemical industrial complexes. 2. Adverse health outcomes other than cancer. Sci. Total Environ. 2020 Aug 15: 139122
Autrup H, Barile FA, Berry SC, Blaauboer BJ, Boobis A, Bolt H, Borgert CJ, Dekant W, Dietrich D, Domingo JL, Batta Gori G, Greim H, Hengstler J, Kacew S, Marquardt H, Pelkonen O, Savolainen K, Heslop-Harrison P, Vermeulen NP. Human exposure to synthetic endocrine disrupting chemicals (S-EDCs) is generally negligible as compared to natural compounds with higher or comparable endocrine activity. How to evaluate the risk of the S-EDCs?. Toxicol Lett. 2020 Apr 19. pii: S0378-4274(20)30111-9. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2020.04.008.
González N, Marquès M, Cunha SC, Fernandes JO, Domingo JL, Nadal M. Biomonitoring of co-exposure to bisphenols by consumers of canned foodstuffs. Environ. Int. Jul 2020: 105760
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Our research team of the "Neuropsychology Area and Emotions" Area of TecnATox has designed a questionnaire aimed at evaluating the impact of the confinement caused by COVID-19 at neuropsychological, psychological and emotional level, considering the proximity to the chemical and petrochemical complex of Tarragona (study approved by the Ethical Committee CEim-IISPV, num. 084/2020).

Results of the questionnaire will make possible to obtain relevant information about the negative effects on our mental health caused by the current situation in our County, as well as the parameters influencing on it, to further provide recommendations to the public administation.

The questionnaire is anonymous and will take you only 10 minutes. It is available throught the following link:PETROCOVID (https://psico.fcep.urv.cat/Q/petrocovid). Thanks for your participation!

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We are looking for participants to join EarlyFOOD cohort.

If you are breastfeeding your baby and you are willing to take part in our study, please contact us and we will be delighted to give you more details.

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