The area of research has a great significance in the Degree in International Physiotherapy from EUSES-UdG and ENTI-UB. In fact, most members of the teaching staff combine their teaching with clinical practice and research work. The lecturer Araceli Muñoz is a clear example of this.
Muñoz has conducted a study entitled: ‘Discourses on the Toxic Effects of Internal Chemical Contamination in Catalonia, Spain)’. The aim of the publication is to show that human exposure to, and contamination by, environmental toxic compounds merits greater attention.
In this sense, an assessment is made of the chemical contamination and the risk of toxic effects as an experience related to the activity of everyday life. In accordance with the analysis of semi-structured interviews carried out with 43 informants from Catalonia (Spain) the perceptions of the participants have been taken into account with regard to the health risks presented by toxic compounds, including social discourses about the exposure, toxicity and internal chemical contamination; as well as about the responsibilities, consequences and proposed strategies for controlling the toxic compounds. Broadly speaking, taking into account the responses of the informants, these no longer perceive rigid boundaries separating the human body from the external environment and its chemical pollutants.
You can consult this study published by the lecturer Aranceli Muñoz by following this link.