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Tick-borne encephalitis : tracing the origin of cases of transmission via cheese
Fromages de chèvre
07/10/2022

Tick-borne encephalitis : tracing the origin of cases of transmission via cheese

For the very first time, human cases of foodborne infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus were observed in France in 2020. Several ANSES laboratories responded in order to understand the circumstances, improve the detection of the virus in raw-milk products, and thus prevent the risk of similar cases occurring. The initial results of their work were recently published.
Recovery plan : Energy-efficiency refurbishment of two ANSES sites
29/09/2022

Recovery plan : Energy-efficiency refurbishment of two ANSES sites

As part of the State "France Relance" plan, two energy-efficiency refurbishment projects have been selected to receive a total of €107,174.40 in EU funding.
Aiming for better recognition of ovarian and laryngeal cancers related to asbestos exposure
Désamiantage d'un bâtiment
23/09/2022
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Aiming for better recognition of ovarian and laryngeal cancers related to asbestos exposure

The expert appraisal conducted by ANSES has concluded that there is a proven causal relationship between occupational exposure to asbestos and the risk of laryngeal and ovarian cancers. All the scientific evidence in this expert appraisal provides a compelling argument for the creation of occupational disease tables for both diseases in the agricultural and general social security schemes. These would facilitate their recognition and management. This recognition seems especially important given that patients, like doctors, rarely make the link between the occurrence of these types of cancer and exposure to asbestos.
Franck Fourès appointed Director of the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products
22/09/2022

Franck Fourès appointed Director of the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products

Franck Fourès was appointed Director of the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, part of ANSES, by order of the Ministers of Agriculture and Health, on 29 July 2022. He will take up his new position on 1 November 2022.
How to avoid confusing horse chestnuts with sweet chestnuts
chataignes
16/09/2022

How to avoid confusing horse chestnuts with sweet chestnuts

The arrival of autumn often sees cases of horse chestnuts being mistaken for sweet chestnuts. Here we give you some tips on how to avoid this.
Occupational asthma : gender differences identified
Coiffeuse faisant un shampoing
14/09/2022

Occupational asthma : gender differences identified

The data of the National Network for the Monitoring and Prevention of Occupational Diseases, led by ANSES, have highlighted differences in the industry sectors and environmental triggers of workers with occupational asthma.
Wild mushroom season has begun : be vigilant !
14/09/2022

Wild mushroom season has begun : be vigilant !

The arrival of autumn marks the beginning of the wild mushroom picking season. Although wild mushrooms are popular delicacies, some species are nevertheless toxic or even fatal to humans. In 2021, four people died after mistaking a toxic species for an edible species. Whether you are a connoisseur or an occasional picker, you should remain vigilant and comply with good practices to ensure safe consumption.
ANSES signs a partnership agreement with Ouest Valorisation TTO to add value to its research results
Signature partenariat Ouest valorisation et Anses
30/08/2022

ANSES signs a partnership agreement with Ouest Valorisation TTO to add value to its research results

The Ouest Valorisation TTO and ANSES are signing a partnership agreement today. Its goals are to add value to the research results produced by ANSES's laboratories in the Brittany and Pays de la Loire Regions and develop innovation stemming from their work.
Learn to distinguish horse chestnuts from sweet chestnuts, to avoid poisoning !
22/08/2022
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Learn to distinguish horse chestnuts from sweet chestnuts, to avoid poisoning !

In this early autumn period, horse chestnuts, which grow and fall from the horse chestnut or conker tree, are frequently confused with sweet chestnuts, which come from the sweet or Spanish chestnut tree.

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