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Continuing research to better assess the potential health effects of teleworking
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Continuing research to better assess the potential health effects of teleworking

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Why is it important to limit our use of biocidal chemicals?

Why is it important to limit our use of biocidal chemicals?

Disinfectants, insecticides, repellents – in our daily lives, we use chemical products known as “biocides” that can be toxic to our health and the environment. Sometimes, they are used excessively...
The tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito

Native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has adapted to many different environments, particularly urban ones, colonising a vast array of containers in...
Bed bugs in 13 questions

Bed bugs in 13 questions

Bed bug infestations have increased in recent years, due to the rise in travel and the growing resistance of these bugs to insecticides. Does the presence of bed bugs reflect a lack of hygiene? Where...

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The first summary of French data on Ixodes ricinus ticks
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22/02/2024
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The first summary of French data on Ixodes ricinus ticks

ANSES financed and participated in a study reviewing the state of knowledge on the biology and ecology of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the pathogens they are capable of transmitting. By analysing data spanning a period of more than 60 years, this work provided an overview of current knowledge and highlighted the need to conduct further investigations and harmonise the surveillance methods used, to improve the control and prevention of this pathogen vector.
ANSES at the 2024 Paris Agricultural Show!
Salon de l'agriculture 2024
08/02/2024
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ANSES at the 2024 Paris Agricultural Show!

The combined effects of climate disruption and human activities have created disturbances in the Earth’s ecosystems that are impacting the health of living organisms. Allergenic plants, mosquitoes and ticks have been spreading across France, affecting human and animal health. In forests, gardens and crops, plant pests and other harmful organisms are acclimatising rapidly. This year on the ANSES stand, we invite you to come take a closer look at these invasive species, so you can recognise them and protect yourself. Our programme for this year includes observation of living organisms, games and discussions with our scientists. And in a nod to this year's Olympic Games, ANSES will also provide an opportunity to learn while moving your body.
PARC: developing new methods for testing the toxicity of chemicals
PARC : vers de nouvelles méthodes pour tester la toxicité des substances chimiques
01/02/2024

PARC: developing new methods for testing the toxicity of chemicals

One of the goals of the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) is to develop alternatives to animal testing for assessing the hazards and risks of substances. One of the goals of the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) is to develop alternatives to animal testing for assessing the hazards and risks of substances.
Improving identification of a fungal pathogen of citrus to prevent it from arriving in Europe
Des citrons contaminés par la maladie des taches noires des agrumes
23/01/2024
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Improving identification of a fungal pathogen of citrus to prevent it from arriving in Europe

The Mycology Unit of ANSES's Plant Health Laboratory has developed a PCR test to distinguish the fungus responsible for citrus black spot from that of a recently discovered related species. This test will improve the ability to detect this pathogenic fungus, thus preventing it from being introduced into Europe.
Addressing the current challenges posed by mosquito vectors
Moustique Tigre
25/04/2024

On 25 April 2024

Addressing the current challenges posed by mosquito vectors

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Espace Van Gogh - 62 quai de la Rapée - 75012 Paris
With outbreaks of dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika in the French overseas territories and a growing number of cases reported in metropolitan France, mosquito vectors of pathogens have become a major public health challenge for all of France.

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27/02/2024
Inside ANSES
Animal health and welfare

ANSES and GDS France renew their partnership of over ten years in veterinary public health

Today, Benoit Vallet, Director General of ANSES, and Christophe Moulin, President of the French Federation of Animal Health Protection Groups (GDS France), renewed their framework partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the prevention, surveillance and control of certain animal diseases that have a major impact on French livestock farming.
14/02/2024
Inside ANSES

Our 2024 work programme

ANSES's new work programme puts into perspective the principal activities of the Agency for 2024, in light of strategic orientations in our five main fields of action: food, animal health & welfare, environmental health, plant health and occupational health. Having been the topic of discussions with the International Science Council and ANSES’s Scientific Board, it will ensure the continuation and development of ANSES's activities, in support of public action.
02/01/2024
Inside ANSES

New missions covering the safety of cosmetics and tattoos

Since 1 January 2024, ANSES has been responsible for vigilance and expert appraisal relating to cosmetics and tattoo products. These missions, which were previously the responsibility of the French Health Products Safety Agency (ANSM), have been transferred to ANSES by legislation, in line with the orientations of its 2023–2027 goals and performance contract with the State. They are fully consistent with the Agency's powers regarding assessment of the risks of chemicals to which people are exposed on a daily basis.
19/12/2023
Inside ANSES

Marta Hugas appointed Chair of ANSES’s Scientific Board

On 7 December 2023, by order of the French Ministers for Health, Agriculture, the Environment, Consumer Affairs, and Labour, Marta Hugas was appointed Chair of ANSES’s Scientific Board, which was set up in April 2023 and is now open to Europe and the rest of the world. Her term will run for a period of three years.