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Bee health: review of the latest research findings
13/12/2021
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Bee health: review of the latest research findings

Studying the causes of bee mortality, identifying the pathogens affecting bees, taking better account of the effect of pesticides on their health… Every two years, the Agency organises a one-day meeting on the research, expert appraisal and surveillance work relating to bees. This is an opportunity to review the various research projects carried out by the Agency on this theme.
A prize for our Zootopique podcast!
08/12/2021
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A prize for our Zootopique podcast!

Zootopique, the ANSES podcast with a focus on the future, has won a Grand Prix Stratégies award for communication in the field of healthcare. Set up in partnership with The Conversation and Moustic Studio, the series took silver in the "podcast” category.
National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health: results of the 2021 calls for research projects
03/12/2021
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National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health: results of the 2021 calls for research projects

Thirty-three research projects have been selected by ANSES under the 2021 PNR EST. They will receive a total of €6 million in funding. This research will provide new knowledge on environmental risks to human health, in the general population or at work, and to ecosystems.
Rat poison: only use products authorised in France
29/11/2021
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Rat poison: only use products authorised in France

Two young children have died after accidentally swallowing a rat poison banned in France. ANSES wishes to warn consumers of the danger of these products and to reiterate its recommendations for avoiding accidents.
ANSES provides support for testing a weekly vegetarian menu in schools
25/11/2021
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ANSES provides support for testing a weekly vegetarian menu in schools

The French EGAlim Act established a two-year trial to introduce a weekly vegetarian menu in school canteens. ANSES was asked by the Directorate General for Health and the Directorate General for Food to provide its scientific support twice in the context of implementing the trial.
How to better prevent risks of ingestion of metal fragments by cows
24/11/2021
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How to better prevent risks of ingestion of metal fragments by cows

Foreign bodies, particularly metal objects, are sometimes accidentally mixed with cattle feed. Ingestion of metal objects can cause damage to internal organs, which can lead to death in the worst cases. Following a request from the association Robin des Bois, ANSES has just published an expert appraisal report to determine the extent of the problem. This report recommends preventive measures to reduce the risk of metal fragment ingestion by cows and suggests that magnets can be administered as an effective method for avoiding injury.
Cumulative exposure in the workplace: 12 profiles to inform prevention policies
23/11/2021
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Cumulative exposure in the workplace: 12 profiles to inform prevention policies

During their careers, employees may be exposed simultaneously to a number of sources of stress likely to affect their health in the short or long term. These include night work, exposure to biological agents or chemicals, a lack of resources, or workplace tensions. Taking account of this cumulative exposure or multiple exposure is a major challenge in developing effective prevention policies and improving occupational health in France. A study conducted jointly by ANSES, Santé Publique France and DARES shows that all employees are concerned, regardless of their occupation or sector of activity. It also describes a number of typical profiles for cumulative exposure.
Bulk selling: recommendations and products to be excluded
22/11/2021
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Bulk selling: recommendations and products to be excluded

How can distributors guarantee the safety of products sold to consumers in bulk? Can all products be sold this way? With bulk selling becoming increasingly popular, driven by social demand as well as by the legislator through the French AGEC Act, ANSES has been asked by the Directorate General for fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) to give its opinion regarding products that may not be sold in this way for public health reasons. To continue to effectively protect consumer health, it is important for distributors to apply appropriate procedures to bulk selling.
ANSES and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità sign a scientific partnership agreement
19/11/2021
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ANSES and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità sign a scientific partnership agreement

ANSES and the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità or ISS ), Italy's leading public health research organisation, signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday 18 November 2021. The aim is to strengthen a long-standing scientific partnership between the two organisations in the areas of veterinary public health, food safety, nutrition and environmental health.

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