Calls for research projects issued for 2023 as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health
PNR EST
16/11/2022

Calls for research projects issued for 2023 as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health

Today, ANSES is issuing two calls for projects as part of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST). The first is dedicated to the themes of environmental and occupational health while the second deals more specifically with the topic of “radiofrequencies and health”. Their aim is to finance research work on current health issues associated with multiple environmental exposures. Researchers interested in taking up challenges related to these issues are invited to submit their proposals by January 2023 at the latest.
Studying differences in the insecticide resistance of green aphids
Un puceron vert du pêcher
16/11/2022

Studying differences in the insecticide resistance of green aphids

In aphids of the species Myzus persicae , there is a low rate of gene flow for insecticide resistance between the populations that colonise different plant species. This discovery made by scientists from ANSES, INRAE and the University of Montpellier may lead to a new approach to the strategies implemented to control the development of resistance to these pesticides.
New European projects on the horizon, to better protect animal and human health
21/10/2022

New European projects on the horizon, to better protect animal and human health

ANSES is involved in five new projects that have been selected by the EU's Horizon Europe research programme. Some of them started in the first half of 2022, while others will begin this autumn.
Harmonising data to better understand the actual chemical exposure of Europeans
Femme scientifique faisant des analyses
18/10/2022

Harmonising data to better understand the actual chemical exposure of Europeans

The European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) was the first large-scale European project aiming to harmonise measurements of exposure to chemicals in the population and assess the health effects of this exposure. Having started on 1 January 2017, it ended with a closing meeting in late June 2022. Below we look back at ANSES's contributions, which helped prioritise the substances to be studied and define guidance values associated with health risks for several substances.
Tick-borne encephalitis : tracing the origin of cases of transmission via cheese
Fromages de chèvre
07/10/2022

Tick-borne encephalitis : tracing the origin of cases of transmission via cheese

For the very first time, human cases of foodborne infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus were observed in France in 2020. Several ANSES laboratories responded in order to understand the circumstances, improve the detection of the virus in raw-milk products, and thus prevent the risk of similar cases occurring. The initial results of their work were recently published.
Occupational asthma : gender differences identified
Coiffeuse faisant un shampoing
14/09/2022

Occupational asthma : gender differences identified

The data of the National Network for the Monitoring and Prevention of Occupational Diseases, led by ANSES, have highlighted differences in the industry sectors and environmental triggers of workers with occupational asthma.
A new test to better detect pathogenic E. coli in food
12/07/2022

A new test to better detect pathogenic E. coli in food

Escherichia coli (E. coli ) is a bacterium found in the digestive tract of humans, other mammals and birds. Although the majority of E. coli strains are harmless, some of them can cause serious cases of diarrhoea and even, less often, death. ANSES has developed a faster and more targeted method for detecting pathogenic E. coli in food, in particular in raw milk products.
Facilitate access to mass catering and improve nutritional quality in fast-food restaurants
25/02/2021

Facilitate access to mass catering and improve nutritional quality in fast-food restaurants

Every week in France, 83% of children and adolescents and nearly 80% of working adults and students take one or more meals outside their home. ANSES conducted a review of the foods consumed and the nutritional intakes of these meals taken away from home. Mass catering, i.e. school and company canteens, appears to be more in line with current dietary recommendations than other categories of out-of-home catering. The Agency therefore advocates providing easier access to it for as many people as possible. Conversely, ANSES warns of the poor nutritional quality of fast-food restaurants, which are increasingly popular with the French.