Children, a susceptible population
Through its integrated approach to risk assessment, ANSES takes into account the exposures of various population groups in a cross-cutting and all-encompassing way which enables it to assess risks so as to reflect as closely as possible the realities of everyday life. Studies must be conducted on the exposure and risks specific to children, a group which is especially vulnerable to substances found in the environment, food and consumer goods. Chemicals found it toys and in foods, the nutritional make-up of foods for children, etc. are all topics on which the experts have concentrated their efforts. Find out about the work conducted by the Agency and see its recommendations for protecting this susceptible population.
The last few years have seen the rapid development of new audiovisual technologies in stereoscopic 3D, commonly known as "3D". The substantial increase in the supply of films available in 3D at the cinema over the last ten years has been followed by a developing range of 3D televisions, games consoles and mobile phones. Considering the expanding offer of these applications, particularly those intended for the general public, and the emergence of prevention messages aimed at restricting the use of these consoles to children over the age of six years, the consumer protection association "Robin des Bois" asked ANSES in 2011 to analyse the scientific data on the risks associated with the use of 3D games consoles for children. In view of the lack of data then available, ANSES decided to issue an internal request to assess the health risks related to all 3D technologies.
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