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  • The CREAL organizes INMA Scientific Conferences 2012 about child health

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

    The CREAL organizes INMA Scientific Conferences 2012 about child health

    The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) organizes the INMA Scientific Conferences 2012 that will take place next 15th and 16th November. The joint scientific director and director of INMA project, Dr. Jordi Sunyer, says that “these Open Days are a space where scientists and researchers INMA, and all persons directly or indirectly involved in the project, presents the results of its work and investigations, hence its importance”.

  • Three CREAL researchers have expressed reluctance to approve the Government's mandatory helmet-use law for cyclists in urban areas

    Wednesday, October 31th, 2012

    Three CREAL researchers have expressed reluctance to approve the Government's mandatory helmet-use law for cyclists in urban areas

    Although it is estimated that helmet use could decrease by 88% head injuries and 65% facial injuries, three CREAL researchers have claimed in a letter published in Gaceta Sanitaria that implementing laws to force the use of helmets to reduce health risks may produce greater adverse effects on the health of the population, such as reducing the use of bicycles in the population or encouraging risky behavior among cyclists

  • CREAL participates in the new EU research project CITI-SENSE about empowerment of citizens in environmental issues

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    CREAL participates in the new EU research project CITI-SENSE about empowerment of citizens in environmental issues

    Last Friday 26th October the CREAL researcher, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, participated in a press conference at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic with the objective of presenting the new research project called CITI-SENSE.

  • Mothers with high dietary intake of acrylamide during pregnancy have lower birth weight babies

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    Tuesday, October 23th, 2012

    Mothers with high dietary intake of acrylamide during pregnancy have lower birth weight babies

    Acrylamide is found in commonly consumed foods such as French fries, potato crisps, biscuits, breakfast cereals and coffee

  • The Prestige, 10 years later. Results of research conducted by CREAL

    Thursday, October 18th, 2012

    The Prestige, 10 years later. Results of research conducted by CREAL

    Following the trial over the Prestige disaster has started and the next November 13rd will be the 10th anniversary of this accident, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) provides the detail of the research done on the effects on health, mostly respiratory symptoms, that caused this disaster especially in fishermen and volunteers who helped to clean up the fuel.

  • The COMEAP from United Kingdom uses CREAL studies on pools and asthma

    Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

    The COMEAP from United Kingdom uses CREAL studies on pools and asthma

    The Committee on Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) has recently published the statement "Asthma and exposure to the reaction products of chlorine in swimming pools and associated" which includes a review of the current literature and recommendations for the use of the swimming pools, in view of current evidence. Studies conducted at CREAL have been considered in this influential evaluation:

  • The MCC-Spain project meets to pool the results of cancer in Spain

    Monday, October 8th, 2012

    The MCC-Spain project meets to pool the results of cancer in Spain

    The CREAL, with the collaboration of the University of Granada, organizes this 8 and 9 October the annual meeting of all research centers participating in the research project MCC-Spain, studying the causes of various cancers (colorectal, breast, stomach, prostate and chronic lymphocytic leukemia). This year will be held at the Carmen de la Victoria, units belonging to the University of Granada, and will meet a total of 45 researchers from 17 centers CIBERESP (Epidemiology and Public Health).

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development

    Thursday, October 4th, 2012

    Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development

    Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could hinder babies' brain development, impeding their mental and motor skills. Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) measured the level of vitamin D in the blood of almost 2,000 women in their first or second trimester of pregnancy and evaluated the mental and motor abilities of their babies at about 14 months of age.

  • Smarter mothers influence positively the child's cognitive development

    Monday, October 1th, 2012

    Smarter mothers influence positively the child's cognitive development

    A CREAL study says that mothers more capable intellectually can have a more positive cognitive development of their children. This occurs in case of mothers with fewer resources and opportunities. According to the study, among women of higher social class effect is not so obvious because all have more resources and a high level of education.

  • Reduce car use could prevent 170 deaths and 200,000 tonne CO2 emissions per year

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

    Reduce car use could prevent 170 deaths and 200,000 tonne CO2 emissions per year

    Coinciding with the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week held from 22 to 29 September, the CREAL has just published a study on the benefits of public transport and bicycle versus car. The findings underline that reducing car use and increasing public transport and cycling in metropolitan areas such as Barcelona have health benefits and also reduce green house gas emissions.


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