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Tracing the source of infections by the bacterium responsible for bovine tuberculosis
23/05/2022
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Tracing the source of infections by the bacterium responsible for bovine tuberculosis

Cases of bovine tuberculosis are rare in France, but infected cattle herds are still regularly reported. In order to determine the exact role of wildlife, especially badgers, in transmission, scientists from the Laboratory for Animal Health have been reconstructing the evolution of the bacterium that causes the disease.
Equine health at the heart of a new joint technology unit
16/05/2022
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Equine health at the heart of a new joint technology unit

The French Horse and Riding Institute (IFCE) and ANSES have set up a joint technology unit (UMT) to strengthen their shared research on horse health. Its work will focus on three main areas: an equine census and monitoring of mortality, several risks associated with parasites and pathogens in the horse environment, and infectious diseases affecting reproduction.
Launch of the European research and innovation PARC programme to improve chemical risk assessment
11/05/2022
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Launch of the European research and innovation PARC programme to improve chemical risk assessment

The European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC), which is being launched today in Paris, France, is seeking to develop next-generation chemical risk assessment, incorporating both human health and the environment in a "One Health" approach. It will help support the European Union's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and the European Green Deal's "zero pollution" ambition. Bringing together nearly 200 partners from 28 countries as well as EU agencies, PARC is coordinated by ANSES, with funding from the European Commission's Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme and the partnership’s participants.
PestiRiv study: focus on the second survey period designed to improve knowledge of exposure to pesticides in wine-growing areas
06/05/2022
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PestiRiv study: focus on the second survey period designed to improve knowledge of exposure to pesticides in wine-growing areas

The PestiRiv study, which Santé publique France and ANSES have been conducting in six regions of metropolitan France (Grand Est, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) since October 2021, entered its second period in March. This unprecedented work will provide the first ever measurements of exposure to pesticides in wine-growing and non-wine-growing areas. Here we take a look at the study through three questions.
Beware of ticks in forests or gardens
03/05/2022
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Beware of ticks in forests or gardens

Especially active in the spring and autumn, ticks are the main vectors of pathogens responsible for infectious diseases in Europe. In particular, they transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in humans. Bites can occur in woods and forests, but also in gardens.
What can science tell us about the exposome?
20/04/2022
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What can science tell us about the exposome?

Every year, over 70% of deaths worldwide are due to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes. These diseases are related to a combination of various risk factors to which we are exposed during our lifetime, and which may or may not be genetic. A scientific analysis of the exposome addresses non-genetic risks by studying all the environmental factors to which a human being is exposed throughout their life. ANSES and Inserm are organising a scientific meeting today to review scientific advances in this field. In this interview, three scientists discuss this concept and ANSES’s work in the area.
Recognising the carcinogenic nature of work involving exposure to welding fumes
14/04/2022
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Recognising the carcinogenic nature of work involving exposure to welding fumes

In France, more than 528,000 employees are potentially exposed to welding fumes. According to the latest available data, inhaling these fumes containing metal particles can cause lung and throat cancer. Following its expert appraisal, ANSES thus recommends including work involving exposure to welding fumes and metal fumes from related processes in the Order listing carcinogenic substances, mixtures and processes as defined in the French Labour Code.
Understanding the increase in damage caused by a fungus in the Landes forest
21/03/2022
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Understanding the increase in damage caused by a fungus in the Landes forest

For the past three years, Cronartium pini , a fungus responsible for pine blister rust, has been causing increasing damage to maritime pines in the Landes forest. Work by the Plant Health Laboratory's Mycology Unit has shown that the nearby establishment of peony fields was not responsible, although it had increased its transmission and aggravated the extent of the damage it had caused.
What effect do herbicide-tolerant varieties have on plant biodiversity?
18/03/2022
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What effect do herbicide-tolerant varieties have on plant biodiversity?

The cultivation of herbicide-tolerant varieties (HTVs) of crops raises concerns for plant biodiversity. In a study conducted with INRAE and the regional chambers of agriculture, ANSES measured the impact of their use on plant diversity in and around fields.

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