David Ventura will defend his doctoral thesis on 21st February 2020, at 11.00am in Aula 205 (videoconferences) of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Title: "Evaluació de un programa de entrenamiento basado en Mindfulness: Efectos psicológicos, neuropsicológicos y emocionales" (Evaluation of a training program based on Mindfulness: Psychological, Neuropsychological and emotional effects).

Supervisors: Dr. Paloma Vicens and Dr. Luis Heredia

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Esplugas R, Serra N, Marquès M, Schuhmacher M, Nadal M, Domingo JL.. Trace Elements in Blood of the Population Living near a Hazardous Waste Incinerator in Catalonia, Spain.. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2020 Jan 30. doi: 10.1007/s12011-020-02051-9.
Bocca B, Ruggieri F, Pino A, Rovira J, Calamandrei G, Mirabella F, Martínez MA, Domingo JL, Alimonti A, Schuhmacher M. Human biomonitoring to evaluate exposure to toxic and essential trace elements during pregnancy. Part B: Predictors of exposure. Environ Res. 2020 Mar 182;109108.

There is an increasing concern for the potential health risks of living close to the petrochemical complex of Tarragona. This concern is not new, but now is a hot topic due to the recent accident in Iqoxe. Diari de Tarragona took advantage of this to interview Prof. Domingo.

We invite you to read the full press release here.

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Prof. Domingo, founder of TecnATox, has recently been interviewed by Le Monde. The reason of the interview was the accident of Iqoxe that occurred in the chemical complex of Tarragona the last January 14th. You can read the full press release in the following link.
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TecnATox will assess if living near to the chemical complex of Tarragona is correleted with the incidence of certain diseases, such as allergies, respiratory problems, etc, through the identification of biomarkers. You can read the fill press release here.

The development of this project was already planned, but due the explosion of last Tuesday January 14, the self-funded study will start immediately.

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Herrero M, Rovira J, Marquès M, Nadal M, Domingo JL.. Human exposure to trace elements and PCDD/Fs around a hazardous waste landfill in Catalonia (Spain).. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Dec 30;710:136313
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