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  • The European Respiratory Society awards the contribution of scientific JM Antó

    Thursday, October 7th, 2010

    The European Respiratory Society awards the contribution of scientific JM Antó

    On 18 September the CREAL director, J M Antó, received the Congress Chair Award of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) during the congress of this organization. This ERS recognition awards his scientific contribution as well as his leadership and collaboration in research projects.

  • Some chemicals in the blood of the mother may contribute to child obesity

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    Some chemicals in the blood of the mother may contribute to child obesity

    Babies whose mothers which have relatively high levels of chemicals such as DDE (a byproduct of the pesticide DDT) in blood, are more likely to experience accelerated growth during the first 6 months life as well as having a body mass index (BMI) higher at 14 months. That is, these children have a higher risk of overweight, as he concluded a study by the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (Creal) in Barcelona.

  • TAPAS summons all cities participating in the project

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    TAPAS summons all cities participating in the project

    All members of TAPAS project met last two days to present the different characteristics of cities participating: Barcelona, Basel, Copenhagen, Paris, Prague and Warsaw.

  • Exposure to chemicals in pool water is related to possible health effects

    Monday, September 13th, 2010

    Swimming in chlorinated indoor pools can cause genotoxic effects (DNA damage) and respiratory effects. It is said by a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) journal, coordinated by researchers from CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology) and the IMIM (Research Institute Hospital del Mar). The project also involved researchers from the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), together with scientists from USA, Germany and Holland.

  • INMA project host the Scientific Conference of the center

    Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

    INMA project host the Scientific Conference of the center

    Project aimed at researchers INMA, INMA the Scientific Conference next October are also open, upon registration, other researchers, epidemiologists, public health and / or clinicians interested in reproductive health, environmental health and child health.

  • A big collaborative study search the significance of small genetic variations in colorectal cancer

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

    The Gastroenterology Department of Hospital del Mar, IMIM (Research Institute of the Hospital del Mar) and CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology) researchers, together with the Gastroenterology Service of Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and the Institute for Biomedical Research August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), have led a study that identifies the correlation between susceptibility genetic variants and different clinical characteristics and relatives of colorectal cancer patients.

  • Fishermen Prestige suffer alterations in their DNA and respiratory problems

    Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

    Fishermen Prestige suffer alterations in their DNA and respiratory problems

    The journal publishes Annals of Internal Medicine dated August 24, 2010 article entitled "Changes in Health After 2 Years Fishermen Clean-up of the Prestige Oil Spill" results SEPAR-Prestige Study which evaluated effects on Galicia health sailors who participated in the clean fuel. The study was conducted between September 2004 and February 2005, after about two years after the people who participated had the last contact with the fuel. In the same 678 sailors (501 exposed and 177 unexposed). The study involved the administration of a clinical questionnaire, the assessment of lung function, the study of respiratory inflammation markers and analysis of chromosomal alterations in blood cells.

  • A high school student made one-week stay at CREAL last week

    Monday, August 23th, 2010

    A high school student made one-week stay at CREAL last week

    During the week, the high school student Sandra Castanyer made a visit to the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) thanking to Youth and Science of Caixa Catalunya Foundation.

  • It sets up the action plan to prevent the effects of heat on health

    One CREAL study shows that heat mortality has been reduced 7.7% since the start of PHWH the 2004

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    The Department of Health, jointly with the Department of Environment and Housing through the Catalan Meteorological Service, has launched, from June 1st until September 15th , the action plan to prevent the effects of a possible heat wave on the citizens´health (PHWH).

  • Cleaning sprays can trigger asthma

    Monday, June 7th, 2010

    Cleaning sprays, chlorine bleach and disinfectants may be contributing to the rise in asthma at home and work, according to Dr Jan-Paul Zock, an expert in occupational asthma. There is growing evidence that exposure to some cleaning products can provoke respiratory disorders and make existing asthma worse, but that it is preventable.


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