Lines of Research
1. Children and the Environment (INMA Project)
A cohort study, conducted in collaboration with other research centres in Spain, with the aim of sharing methodologies and knowledge about the effects that the environment can have on children's health. Environmental health indicators can by developed by means of evaluating levels of exposure to pollution during gestation and early childhood, and evaluating the impact of the most common environmental pollutants along with the protective factors of diet on foetal growth and neuroendocrine-immune system development. www.proyectoinma.org
2. Environmental pollution and Health
Studying the relationship between air pollution and its impact on population health, through the development of multicentric studies such as EMECAS or APHEA.
3. Weather and Climate
Evaluating the relationship between climatological factors and meteorological variables, predominantly environmental temperature and health, in addition to the public health measures that can be taken to minimize the impact of the foreseeable climate changes in the future. Currently, we are working on the TEMPRO-EMECAM project with bases in 16 Spanish cities, and also the European projects PHEWE and EUROHEAT.