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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Launch of the ANSES call for research proposals on Environmental and Occupational Health in early February

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News of 20/01/2012

20 January 2012

In February 2012, ANSES will launch its annual call for research proposals for 2012. Through this call for projects, ANSES and its partners continue the work in support of the environmental health and occupational health research communities that they have pursued for several years and, by the themes chosen for research, promote the aims of the national plans for environmental and occupational health (National Environmental Health Plan, Occupational Health Plan, Cancer Plan, Ecophyto 2018 Plan, etc.).

This call for proposals is financed by ANSES with funds allocated by the Ministries for the Environment and Labour and by several co-financers: the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), the Multi-Organisation Thematic Institute for Cancer (ITMO Cancer) as part of the 2009-2013 Cancer Plan and the French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA) under the 2018 Ecophyto Plan. This is supplemented by funding from a tax on radiofrequency transmitters, to finance projects on "radiofrequencies and health".

The 2012 call for proposals concerns the assessment and analysis of environmental risks to human health, in the general population or at work. The priorities identified will be defined by a list of research questions that will be attached to the call for proposals.

Among its other missions, ANSES coordinates and supports research. This includes running the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNREST), an essential resource for acquiring the knowledge necessary to assist the authorities and for health risk assessment at the Agency. In this context a call for research proposals on environmental and occupational health is launched each year. In order to showcase these studies and in the context of its Scientific Conferences, ANSES organises two sessions a year for programme feedback at which the research teams can present their work to the public. The next Scientific Conferences will be held on 30 May 2012 on the theme of "From exposure indicators to biomarkers: tools for assessing and monitoring health risks”.