ToxicBody is an interdisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to the study of the influence of the environment on human health, focused on the interrelations between corporeality, health and food. This line of research is especially focused on the study of the effects of environmental pollutants on human health, and the social perception of the risks and hazards arising from the exposure to these chemical compounds in everyday life.

The team is made up of researchers from fields as diverse as anthropology, sociology, philosophy, medicine, epidemiology, nursing, nutrition and psychology, all of them interested in expanding the knowledge about environment and health. This line of research aims to inform people in the professional field, research and the general population of the social and cultural problems that environmental pollution entails and the implications it has on people’s present and future health.

It aims to provide a broader and more critical debate so that administrations, academia and social organizations assume the commitment to inform the population in a scientific and responsible manner, as well as to raise awareness and act for the control of environmental pollutants.

Common environmental pollutants

Every day human beings are exposed to toxic substances of a persistent and bioaccumulative nature that, in the long term, can increase the risk of suffering from certain diseases, such as neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases, reproductive problems, diabetes, cancer…

Many of these chemicals are frequently found in our environment and enter our body when we breathe, eat, drink, and even when using cosmetics or clothing. Some population groups are particularly sensitive, such as pregnant women, young children and people with pathologies.

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