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  • IARC: Diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

    IARC: Diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic

    After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer.

  • The cost of occupational cancer in Spain is 88 million euros

    Friday, June 8th, 2012

    The cost of occupational cancer in Spain is 88 million euros

    Occupational accidents and work-related diseases are a significant morbidity and mortality in the population. During the last decades in Europe and Spain have been implemented measures to control occupational exposures and this have caused a decrease in mortality associated with occupational exposures. However, diseases caused by exposures in workplace still produce a high cost for workers, employers and society. Specifically, according to Montse Garcia-Gomez from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health at Work (INSHT), estimates that the direct costs of lung and bladder cancer with an occupational origin may be estimated at 88 million Euros per year for diagnosis and treatment.

  • Today we celebrate the World Environment Day

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

    Today we celebrate the World Environment Day

    Today is the World Environment Day, a day that used to raise awareness about the global environment and promote the political attention and action. The main objectives are to give importance to environmental issues, to motivate people to become active agents of sustainable development, promote the role of communities in changing attitudes towards environmental issues and promote cooperation.

  • European PHENOTYPE project organizes its first meeting focused on green space and health

    Monday, June 4th, 2012

    European PHENOTYPE project organizes its first meeting focused on green space and health

    On 30th May -1st June the European funded PHENOTYPE project was officially launched during a kick-off meeting at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park ( PRBB). Experts gave presentations on topics emphasizing the importance of green spaces, psychological mechanisms, urban and social economic inequalities on human health.

  • EEA advise that household chemicals can increase cancers and fertility problems

    Friday, June 1th, 2012

    EEA advise that household chemicals can increase cancers and fertility problems

    Chemicals found in everyday household products may be contributing to rising rates of cancer, diabetes, brain diseases and fertility problems. Foetal development is particularly sensitive.

  • CREAL Director is a member of the Advisory Board of the new Public Health Agency of Catalonia

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

    CREAL Director is a member of the Advisory Board of the new Public Health Agency of Catalonia

    On May 25th was held the constituent meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board. Later it was officially launched at a public ceremony led by Boi Ruiz, Minister of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia. This is an advisory body on technical and scientific aspects of public health in which are involved twenty experts with acknowledged expertise in this area. One of them is the CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology) Director, Dr. Josep M. Antó.

  • B-Debate and CREAL debate about water pollution and public health

    Wednesday, May 23th, 2012

    B-Debate and CREAL debate about water pollution and public health

    The 21st and 22nd May the CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology), with funding from the European Science Foundation and the collaboration of B-Debate, held a discussion on strategies and future epidemiological policies in the field of water pollution and health. This discussion was led by Dr. Cristina Villanueva, head of the Water Pollution program at CREAL.

  • In search of biomarkers of ionising radiation exposure

    Monday, May 21th, 2012

    In search of biomarkers of ionising radiation exposure

    On 17th and 18th May, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) hosted the kick-off meeting of the INT-Thyr project. This European Study is designed to investigate potential biomarkers of radiation-induced thyroid cancer in samples from patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer in Belarus who were exposed during their childhood or adolescence to ionising radiation in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident.

  • Dr. Cardis receives recognition for her research on mobile phones

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

    Dr. Cardis receives recognition for her research on mobile phones

    Two manuscripts published last year by Professor Elisabeth Cardis (head of the Radiation Programme at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology -CREAL) and her collaborators have been awarded an Honorable Mention in NIOSH’s (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Annual Alice Hamilton Awards for Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health.

  • Noise pollution affects our health

    Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    Noise pollution affects our health

    Coinciding with the World Day Against Noise Awareness, CREAL researcher Maria Foraster participated last week in the technical conference "Noise, engineering, technology and health" organized by the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Telecommunications from Catalonia and one day later in the day of Public Health organized by the Pharmaceutical Council of Colleges from Catalonia.


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