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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.

ANSES will coordinate an European Joint Programme on "One Health", a European research programme on foodborne zoonoses

The European Joint Programme (EJP) on "One Health", coordinated by ANSES with the participation of more than 40 partners from 19 Member States, was approved by the European Commission and will start on 1 January 2018. Through its role in the design and implementation of this programme, ANSES is contributing to the European establishment of expertise, as part of the "One Health" concept, and to the acquisition of new knowledge ...

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