Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting
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Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting

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Studying differences in the insecticide resistance of green aphids
Un puceron vert du pêcher
16/11/2022

Studying differences in the insecticide resistance of green aphids

In aphids of the species Myzus persicae , there is a low rate of gene flow for insecticide resistance between the populations that colonise different plant species. This discovery made by scientists from ANSES, INRAE and the University of Montpellier may lead to a new approach to the strategies implemented to control the development of resistance to these pesticides.
CheniPRO: a study to assess occupational exposure to caterpillars with stinging hairs
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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.
Calls for research projects issued for 2023 as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health
PNR EST
16/11/2022

Calls for research projects issued for 2023 as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health

Today, ANSES is issuing two calls for projects as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST). The first is dedicated to the themes of environmental and occupational health while the second deals more specifically with the topic of “radiofrequencies and health”. Their aim is to finance research work on current health issues associated with multiple environmental exposures. Researchers interested in taking up challenges related to these issues are invited to submit their proposals by January 2023 at the latest.
Vitamin D : no endocrine disruptor label on food products
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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.
The tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito

Native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has adapted to many different environments, particularly urban ones, colonising a vast array of containers in...
PFASs: chemicals in the spotlight

PFASs: chemicals in the spotlight

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used in many everyday products (technical clothing, fire-fighting foam, food packaging, etc.) due to their specific chemical properties. Extremely...
What is histamine and what can be done to prevent poisoning?

What is histamine and what can be done to prevent poisoning?

Histamine poisoning is one of the main causes of foodborne illness related to fish consumption. However, this poisoning can be avoided by observing hygiene rules, particularly regarding the cold...

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02/11/2022
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Benoît Vallet appointed Director General of ANSES

Benoît Vallet has been appointed Director General of ANSES by decree of 31 October 2022, succeeding Roger Genet, who has led the Agency since 2016. He will take office on 15 November 2022.
16/11/2022
Inside ANSES

Sophie Lardy-Fontan appointed Director of the Laboratory for Hydrology

On 17 October, Sophie Lardy-Fontan was appointed Director of ANSES's Laboratory for Hydrology. A trained researcher, she is now responsible for coordinating all of the laboratory's scientific work aimed at improving the safety of water.
24/10/2022
Inside ANSES

Launch of the ANSES dialogue committee on "Biotechnology, Environment and Health"

The "Biotechnology, Environment and Health" dialogue committee, chaired by Mr Jacques Vernier, met for the first time today at ANSES. Its purpose is to create a forum for exchange with stakeholders on the Agency's scientific work in this area. It will address ANSES's new assessment missions, since 1 January 2022, relating to organisms and products derived from biotechnology, both in the agri-food sector and for medical applications.