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Risks of food supplements and fortified foods for athletes
Compléments Alimentaires
17/07/2024
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Risks of food supplements and fortified foods for athletes

Food supplements and foods fortified with proteins, amino acids or plant extracts are taken by athletes, both professional and amateur, to build muscle mass or reduce body fat. Following an initial alert issued in 2016, the Agency is once again warning athletes, coaches and healthcare professionals of the risks of consuming these products, both to the health of the athlete and in the event of a drug test.
Some veterinary medicines are toxic to raptors and scavengers
oiseaux nécrophages
16/07/2024
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Some veterinary medicines are toxic to raptors and scavengers

Birds of prey and other scavenging animals may accidentally be exposed to veterinary medicines when they eat the carcasses of animals that are not rendered and have therefore been left in the wild. Certain anti-inflammatories and barbiturates pose a particular risk. The French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products (ANMV) is calling on veterinarians and breeders to take all the necessary precautions when administering these drugs to animals liable to be consumed by scavengers after their death.
Processionary caterpillars: which workers are most exposed?
chenilles
15/07/2024

Processionary caterpillars: which workers are most exposed?

The occupations most exposed to the stinging hairs of processionary caterpillars are lumberjacks, silviculturists, forestry operators and workers maintaining or developing green spaces. These are the findings of the CheniPRO workplace study conducted by ANSES in partnership with the Agricultural Mutual Insurance Scheme (MSA). It is essential that workers wear suitable protective equipment to prevent the risks of exposure.
If your child swallows a button battery, every minute counts!
Piles Bouton
11/06/2024

If your child swallows a button battery, every minute counts!

Every year, more than a thousand children accidentally swallow button batteries. This can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences, especially if it goes unnoticed. Why is this dangerous? And most importantly, what should you do if your child swallows a button battery?

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Endocrine disruptors, a scientific challenge

Endocrine disruptors, a scientific challenge

Endocrine disruptors are substances that can interfere with our hormonal system and cause adverse effects. Given the multiple sources of exposure, scientists need to understand the role played by...
PFASs: very persistent chemicals

PFASs: very persistent chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFASs, are chemicals whose specific properties mean that they are used in many everyday products. Extremely persistent, PFASs are found in all...
Toxic plants

Toxic plants

Some toxic plants resemble edible plants and may be confused with them, not only in the wild but also in the garden or vegetable patch. Picking plants for consumption is not without risk: 250 cases...

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01/07/2024
Inside ANSES
Occupational health

ANSES and the ANSM strengthen their partnership

On 12 June, ANSES and the ANSM signed a new framework agreement to reinforce their partnership across the entire field of human and veterinary medicinal products. This new agreement between the two health agencies also provides for cooperation to be extended to all possible synergies according to the "One Health" approach.
05/06/2024
Veterinary medicine - ANMV

The French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products celebrates its 30th anniversary

The French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products (ANMV) was created in 1994. Part of ANSES, it monitors the efficacy of the veterinary medicinal products used in France and ensures they are environmentally friendly and safe for animal and human health. The ANMV’s missions and importance on the French and European scenes have changed significantly over the past 30 years. Below, Franck Fourès, Director of the ANMV, looks back at its history and discusses the major challenges that lie ahead.
24/05/2024
Inside ANSES
Environmental health

ANSES and Institut Pasteur: a partnership at the service of One Health

Institut Pasteur and ANSES have just signed a partnership agreement to pool their skills in the interests of ‘One Health’. The two organisations carry out complementary activities: one studies human infectious diseases and the other the risks associated with animal diseases and food, including diseases transmitted from animals to humans and by vectors.
27/03/2024
Inside ANSES
Environmental health

The fundamental principles underlying ANSES’s vigilance schemes

ANSES coordinates seven vigilance schemes aimed at identifying adverse effects caused by several types of products and foods. What are the fundamental principles underpinning this mission at the Agency? What do the new vigilance schemes for cosmetics and tattoos involve? What is the outlook for these schemes? Juliette Bloch, Director of Health Alerts and Vigilance, answers our questions.