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Occupational health

ANSES's primary mission in occupational health is to provide the authorities with the information necessary for decision making with regard to professional risk  prevention and to support the main public policies regarding this topic. The Agency contributes to the understanding of professional risks, and emerging risks in particular (nanoparticles, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, magnetic fields, etc.), via the National Network for the Monitoring and Prevention of Occupational Diseases (RNV3P) as well as via its risk assessment activities. It provides scientific knowledge which can serve as a basis for drafting national and European regulations, sets reference values to protect workers and also is in charge of programming and supporting research.

ANSES publishes new recommendations for occupational exposure limits

Since 2005, ANSES has been responsible for the scientific appraisals required for the establishment of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) based on health criteria. In the first half of 2017, ANSES published several collective expert appraisal reports for products as part of this permanent mission. The opinion it is publishing today presents the Agency's recommendations regarding the establishment of atmospheric limit values for trichloroethylene, di-n-butylphthalate (DnBP), butylbenzyl-phthalate (BBzP), 2-ethoxyethanol (EGEE), 2-ethoxyethyl ...

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Published on 26/07/2017

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