French Observatory for Pesticide Residues
In November 2003, the French Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Consumer Affairs and Ecology created the French Observatory for Pesticide Residues (ORP). This observatory aims to collect, analyse and exploit information on the presence of pesticides in different environments. It takes into account pesticides in the broad sense, that is, plant protection products, biocides, and external antiparasitics for veterinary and human use.
Pesticides in tap water: regional variations do not alter the findings of the national risk assessments
Like other foods, tap water is susceptible to contamination by pesticides. ANSES conducted a dedicated study to assess water’s share in overall dietary exposure to pesticides and the consequences of geographic variability in contamination in terms of risk.This study,conducted in the context of the missions of the French Observatory for Pesticide Residues (ORP), was funded by the French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA) as part ...
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Air pollution caused by pesticides is one of the components of atmospheric pollution. However, it is still less well documented than the contamination of water or food by these same substances. There is currently no national surveillance plan or regulatory value for pesticide contamination of the various air environments (outdoor and indoor air). Because improving air quality is a major public health issue, a national plan for the reduction of atmospheric pollutant emissions (PREPA) has been implemented as a roadmap for achieving this, through some 50 actions. These include the national exploratory campaign to measure pesticides in outdoor air (CNEP), led by ANSES alongside Ineris and the AASQA network, with a view to establishing permanent targeted monitoring at national level.
Keywords : Pesticides
The term “pesticides” commonly refers to products used in agriculture for crop treatment. However, this term also refers to many other uses, some of which are part of everyday life. Learn about all the possible uses of pesticides and our recommendations for their proper use in the home.
Keywords : Pesticides
In March 2008, as part of its first Action Plan (2006-2008), the French Observatory for Pesticide Residues asked a group of multidisciplinary experts to conduct the preliminary work necessary to provide a database on the physico-chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of pesticides. This work led to the publication of the October 2010 report “Web portal for databases on pesticide properties – statement of requirements”.
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