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.

Prof. Domingo (founder and emeritus director of TecnATox) and Deepika (PhD student) will attend to this conference presenting the following presentations:

P04-039 – Food levels of 9 bisphenol analogues in Catalonia (Spain): Comparing canned vs non-canned foodstuffs (#668)
J. L. Domingo, N. González, S. Cunha, C. Monteiro, J. O. Fernandes, M. Marquès, M. Nadal
Session: PV01 - Poster Viewing 1
Date: Monday, 9 September, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Room: Veranda Lounge, Piazza (VL)

P12-016 – Integration of PBPK with ROS SB model for PFOS induced Neurotoxicity (#497)
D. Deepika, R. P. Sharma, M. Schuhmacher, V. Kumar
Session: PV02 - Poster Viewing 2
Date: Tuesday, 10 September, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Room: Veranda Lounge, Piazza (VL)

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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.

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.

The textile industry uses toxic compounds affecting the environment, but also the health of such industry workers. Recent studies indicate that depending on the use and kind of clothes, consumers might suffer more than just a cutaneous allergy. These risks are not properly considered by the regulations of textile products. You can read the full press releases in the following links:

La Ciencia es Noticia

La Vanguardia

Radio interview

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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.

After 8 months of evaluation process, the proposal entitled "Sources, exposure and human health risks of classic and emerging flame retardants in indoor environments of Spain. Integrated approach of human health risk." presented by Prof. Marta Schuhmacher (IP) has been proposed to be funded.

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Schreiber E, Alfageme O, Garcia T, González N, Sirvent JJ, Torrente M, Gómez M, Domingo JLOral exposure of rats to dienestrol during gestation and lactation: Effects on the reproductive system of male offspring. Food Chem Toxicol. 2019 Apr 12;128:193-201.
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EuroMix project is arriving to the end. Dr. Vikas Kumar, Dr. Margarita Torrente, Neus González and Elga Schreiber will attend to the final consortium meeting. It will be held in Egmond aan Zee from April 9th to 11th 2019

EuroMix ( has been a joint effort of 22 European partners and 4 non-EU affiliated partners aimed at delivering a mixture test strategy and test instruments using novel techniques as recently proposed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. TecnATox has been actively involved in the project, participating in animal experimentation studies, PBPK modeling, exposure assessment and risk evaluation.

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The presentation of Test Barcelona-2and the Online Neuropsychological Workstation will take place in Barcelona (Mar Teaching Unit, 80 Dr. Aiguader) on May 16th and 17th 2019. The workshop "Neuropsychological exploration: technological and conceptual advances" focuses on the impact of advances in cognitive neuroscience and Internet technologies in the neuropsychological clinic, and specifically in the new version of the Barcelona Test.

In the framwork of this event, Dr. Margarita Torrente, codirector of Neuropsychology and emotions area of TecnATox, will perform a presentation entitled: "The scale of daily life activities of Test Barcelona". You can find the full program here.

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TecnATox will be in SETAC Europe 29th Annual meeting, which is held in Helsinki (Finland) from May 26th  to May 30th 2019. Over the 5 days of conference, 4 PhD students and 3 Postdoctoral researchers of TecnATox will carry out the following presentations:

Martínez MA, Rovira J, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. How much do dietary and non-dietary sources contribute to prenatal exposure to BPA and DEHP? A Catalonia (Spain) case study. Presentation type: Platform Presentation. Date: Thursday May 30th, 2019.

Rovira J, Martínez MA, Espuis T, Sharma RP, Nadal M, Kumar V, Costopoulou D, Vassiliadou I, Leondiadis L, Domingo JL, Schuhmacher M. Prenatal exposure to PFOS and PFOA in a Catalan pregnant women cohort. Presentation type: Platform Presentation. Date: Thursday May 30th, 2019.

Carafa R, Sierra J, Expósito N, Munné A, Gallé T, Schmitt-Jansen M, Schuhmacher M. TOXMIC: TOXicants monitoring chamber for MICrocontaminants. Presentation type: Poster spotlight. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019.

Expósito N, Rovira J, Sierra J, Folch J, Schuhmacher M. Micro(Nano)plastic Pollution: Tackling the plastic problem by identifying sources, investigating fate and novel approaches (PC). Presentation type: Poster Corner. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019.

González N, Cunha S, Monteiro C, Fernandes J, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL. Quantification of 9 bisphenol analogues in total blood, plasma and urine samples from a cohort of workers through a DLLME extraction followed by GC-MS determination. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019.

Marquès M, Mari M, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL. Human biomonitoring of a non-occupationally exposed population living near a hazardous waste incinerator: Temporal trends of PCDD/Fs in plasma. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Monday May 27th, 2019

Martínez MA, Blanco J, Rovira J, Kumar V, Schuhmacher M. Do the principals analogues of bisphenol A have endocrine activity? In vitro case study. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Wednesday May 29th, 2019.

Schreiber E, González N, Kumar V, Torrente M, Domingo JL, Gómez M.  Feminization effects on male offspring rats through maternal exposure to flutamide, linuron and dienestrol. Presentation type: Poster. Presentation date: Wednesday May 29th, 2019.

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