Improve monitoring of GMOs in the environment
Chargement zone portuaire
23/01/2023

Improve monitoring of GMOs in the environment

Following the identification of genetically modified rapeseed plants growing near Rouen, the Agency was asked to assess the effectiveness of the measures applied to eradicate them and prevent the accidental release of GMOs into the environment more generally. It recommends strengthening monitoring plans and, in particular, mapping the areas of France most at risk of their release.
ANSES renews its cooperation on occupational health with NIOSH
05/01/2023

ANSES renews its cooperation on occupational health with NIOSH

ANSES and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in the United States signed a new memorandum of understanding in the field of occupational health, in this beginning of year, after an initial ten-year collaboration.
CheniPRO: a study to assess occupational exposure to caterpillars with stinging hairs
chenilles
06/12/2022

CheniPRO: a study to assess occupational exposure to caterpillars with stinging hairs

What are the consequences of caterpillars with stinging hairs for the health of professionals working in woods, forests or green spaces? What occupations and regions are the most exposed? To answer these questions, ANSES and the Central Fund for the Agricultural Mutual Insurance Scheme (MSA) are jointly launching a nation-wide study called CheniPRO.
Ruminant fat, gelatine and collagen: precautions required when including them in the feed of farm animals
Vaches dans un pré
01/12/2022

Ruminant fat, gelatine and collagen: precautions required when including them in the feed of farm animals

In Europe, the sharp decrease in cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) has led to an easing of the restrictions on the use of products of animal origin in the feed of food-producing species. In the expert appraisal it recently published, ANSES concluded that ruminant fat, gelatine and collagen should only be used in certain conditions, in order to guarantee the absence of any risk of transmitting TSEs.
Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting
Proscrire les matières plastiques du compost domestique
29/11/2022

Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting

More than one in three French people recycle their waste in garden or community composters. In addition to putting vegetable peels and scraps in them, some people add plastic waste, in particular “biodegradable” or “compostable” single-use plastic bags. And yet the total degradation of such plastics is not guaranteed in these composters, which means that use of the resulting compost can pose a risk to humans and the environment. ANSES therefore recommends not placing any plastics in garden composters.
Proposal of criteria to restrict self-service sales of biocidal products
21/11/2022

Proposal of criteria to restrict self-service sales of biocidal products

Insecticides, hand sanitiser gels, rodent baits and surface disinfectants belong to a class of products called biocides that are part of our everyday lives. In order to reduce their impact on human and animal health and the environment, the French EGAlim Act provides for a ban on self-service sales of certain products to the general public. In this context, ANSES was tasked with defining criteria to determine which categories of biocidal products deserve special attention and restrictions on access. These products would nonetheless remain available for purchase under conditions to be defined by the authorities.
Vitamin D : no endocrine disruptor label on food products
recherche Information produit alimentaire
28/10/2022

Vitamin D : no endocrine disruptor label on food products

ANSES advises against including vitamin D3 in the list of substances to be mentioned as endocrine disruptors on food products, as part of implementation of the French AGEC Act.
How useful are microsensors for measuring exposure to air pollution?
01/07/2022

How useful are microsensors for measuring exposure to air pollution?

The use of microsensors to monitor the quality of indoor and outdoor air has met with great enthusiasm in recent years. ANSES studied the benefits of their use for protecting the health of the population.
Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric
29/06/2022

Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric

Turmeric is a plant that is used as a spice and is also found in a wide variety of food supplements on account of its digestive, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Following several reports of hepatitis in Italy and France, ANSES is drawing attention to the risk of adverse effects occurring in association with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric.
What is the risk of monkeypox spreading to pets ?
16/06/2022

What is the risk of monkeypox spreading to pets ?

To what pets can humans transmit monkeypox virus (MPXV)? For example, can dogs, cats and rodents get monkeypox? Due to the increase in the number of people infected with this virus in multiple non-endemic countries, including France, ANSES received an urgent request to answer these questions.

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