Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric

Adverse effects associated with the consumption of food supplements containing turmeric

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Improving air quality in underground railway areas
21/06/2022
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Improving air quality in underground railway areas

Millions of people use the metro and other underground transport systems to get around seven large urban areas of France. Improving air quality inside underground railway areas is one of the objectives of the National Environmental Health Action Plan. Having received a request from the public authorities, ANSES confirms the need to continue taking action to limit the exposure of users by reducing concentrations of airborne particulate matter. To that end, the Agency is proposing monitoring indicators to strengthen air quality monitoring in these environments.
Aiming for weather maps of ticks in metropolitan France
01/06/2022
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Nancy Laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife
Laboratory for Animal Health, Maisons-Alfort and Dozulé sites

Aiming for weather maps of ticks in metropolitan France

As part of the national plan to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, INRAE and VetAgro Sup, as well as CIRAD, ANSES and the company Boehringer Ingelheim, analysed the risks associated with the tick Ixodes ricinus , the main pathogen vector in France and Europe. The research team used data collected in seven observatories characterised by various climates in metropolitan France; it also referred to meteorological and environmental (vegetation, soil, etc.) data. This was supplemented by additional field observation campaigns. The results, published in Geospatial Health and Scientific Reports, led to the development of a map indicating those areas most favourable to the presence and activity of Ixodes ricinus ticks, on the one hand, and a model for predicting the periods of greatest risk depending on the season and weather in metropolitan France, on the other.
What is the risk of monkeypox spreading to pets?
20/06/2022

What is the risk of monkeypox spreading to pets?

To what pets can humans transmit monkeypox virus (MPXV)? For example, can dogs, cats and rodents get monkeypox? Due to the increase in the number of people infected with this virus in multiple non-endemic countries, including France, ANSES received an urgent request to answer these questions.
Birth control pills for female cats and dogs must be prescribed by a veterinarian
19/05/2022
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Birth control pills for female cats and dogs must be prescribed by a veterinarian

Birth control pills for pets can have serious side effects. They should therefore only be dispensed on prescription by a veterinarian and used in accordance with a number of recommendations.
Beware of confusion between autumn crocus and wild garlic
05/03/2022

Beware of confusion between autumn crocus and wild garlic

When out foraging, people sometimes confuse toxic wild plants with edible ones. Mistaking autumn crocus for wild garlic can cause serious or even fatal poisoning. Follow our advice to ensure safe picking.
Plant protection: spotting the Japanese beetle's arrival in France as early as possible
20/06/2022
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Plant Health Laboratory

Plant protection: spotting the Japanese beetle's arrival in France as early as possible

The Japanese beetle has already been in Italy and Switzerland for several years, and there is a high probability that it will enter France. This insect pest poses a threat to hundreds of plant species. To have any chance of eradicating it from our country, action must be taken as soon as the insect is first detected.

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The tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito

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PFASs: chemicals in the spotlight

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Avian influenza in six questions

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23/06/2022
Vie de l'agence

ANSES entrusts Brice Laurent with the creation of a department dedicated to human and social sciences expertise and openness to society

On 2 June 2022, Brice Laurent was given the responsibility of creating a new department for social and economic analyses and openness to society at ANSES. This department, which he will manage, will reinforce the role of human and social sciences in the Agency's expert appraisal and communication practices.
18/05/2022

Bérénice Renard appointed as ANSES's Ethics Officer

Bérénice Renard, recently appointed as ANSES's Director of Legal Affairs, has been appointed as Ethics Officer by decision of the Director General, Roger Genet. She took on this role on 9 May for a three-year period.
16/05/2022
Animal health and welfare

Equine health at the heart of a new joint technology unit

The French Horse and Riding Institute (IFCE) and ANSES have set up a joint technology unit (UMT) to strengthen their shared research on horse health. Its work will focus on three main areas: an equine census and monitoring of mortality, several risks associated with parasites and pathogens in the horse environment, and infectious diseases affecting reproduction.
01/03/2022
Environmental health

ANSES and ACTA renew their partnership

ANSES and ACTA, the association of French agricultural technical institutes, have just renewed their framework partnership agreement at the Paris International Agricultural Show. This allows them to continue their commitment to address the challenges facing agriculture, food and the environment.
28/02/2022
Animal health and welfare

Using artificial intelligence to improve food safety: ANSES and the CNAM create Metabiot, a dedicated research unit

ANSES and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) have created Metabiot, a contracted research unit dedicated to the processing of massive data on the safety of foods of animal origin. This new jointly supervised entity will conduct research into diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, and will focus in particular on bacteria that pose risks to human health, throughout the production chain, on farms and in the food processing industry.
21/01/2022

The CNDP and ANSES forge a partnership to better inform and involve the public

As part of their respective commitments at the service of high-quality public debate on environmental issues, the National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) and the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) are entering into a partnership to improve the information provided to the public and support civic participation.