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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.

Covid-19: How viable is SARS-CoV-2 in the air?

While the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission via aerosols has been scientifically confirmed, the exact contribution of this contamination route remains to be determined. ANSES has identified several research priorities in order to produce the data needed to adjust the protection levels required in various indoor environments, such as public transport, restaurants and sports facilities.

The scientific data available confirm, on the whole, that transmission of SARS-CoV-2 ...

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