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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.

National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health: calls for research projects issued for 2021

ANSES is today issuing its annual calls for research projects as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST). The 2021 edition of this programme will include two calls for projects with allocated funding of around 4.5 million euros: a general call for projects on the themes of environmental and occupational health, and a second specific one on radiofrequencies and health. ...

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