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Harmonising data to better understand the actual chemical exposure of Europeans
Femme scientifique faisant des analyses
18/10/2022

Harmonising data to better understand the actual chemical exposure of Europeans

The European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) was the first large-scale European project aiming to harmonise measurements of exposure to chemicals in the population and assess the health effects of this exposure. Having started on 1 January 2017, it ended with a closing meeting in late June 2022. Below we look back at ANSES's contributions, which helped prioritise the substances to be studied and define guidance values associated with health risks for several substances.
A new international campus for equine studies
Vue d'artiste du bâtiment de l'unité Pheed rénové
18/10/2022

A new international campus for equine studies

ANSES is a partner of the International Equine Campus, whose first stone was laid today, 10 October. The campus will aim to give an international dimension to the Normandy site, which specialises in equine research and training.
ANSES celebrates science
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07/10/2022

ANSES celebrates science

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Our laboratories look forward to seeing you at the Fête de la Science (French Science Festival)! On this occasion, you will have the opportunity to meet with our scientists, learn about their research topics, take part in activities on the prevention of food poisoning, attend workshops on plant parasites and antimicrobial resistance, and much more.
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
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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.

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