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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Environmental health

Health and the environment are closely related. ANSES assesses the impact of the environment on human health, so as to better identify health risks related to pollution in the living environment (air, water, soil) and to physical agents (electromagnetic fields and waves). ANSES also evaluates applications for the marketing of plant protections products, fertilisers, growing media and their adjuvants, and biocides, as well as chemicals within the framework of the European REACh regulations.

In application of the French law on the future of agriculture, food and forestry of 13 October 2014, ANSES is now in charge of marketing authorisations for plant protection products, fertilisers and growing media, and their adjuvants. Marketing authorisations for biocides are issued by the Ministry of Ecology.

The Agency covers a number of major issues (cancer and the environment, exposure to biological, chemical and physical agents, electromagnetic fields, etc.) in order to constantly provide society and the public authorities with the most recent scientific knowledge.

Endocrine disruptors: Scientific Conferences on current research work and future prospects

On 8 July, ANSES and the French National Research Agency (ANR) will once again join forces to organise a Science Day devoted to research on endocrine disruptors. This new edition will also provide an opportunity to review the scientific advances and challenges at the heart of the new national strategy on endocrine disruptors.

We encounter endocrine disruptors, substances that can interfere with our hormonal system, in our daily lives: ...

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Published on 04/07/2019

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