Research on environmental and occupational health: France issues two calls for research projects for 2018

Each year, as part of the National Research Programme on Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST), ANSES issues its calls for research projects on environmental and occupational health themes. For the 2018 edition of PNR EST, two calls for projects are being issued today, and will receive total funding of around eight million euros. This amount is higher than for the previous edition, as the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition has decided to allocate a further two million euros for research projects on endocrine disruptors.

To develop knowledge with which to support public policy-making and health risk assessment work, ANSES runs the National Research Programme on Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST).

The 2018 calls for projects focus on the assessment and analysis of environmental risks to human health (general population and workers), on risks to ecosystems and the quality of different environments. These calls for projects therefore cover the health risks associated with chemical, physical and biological agents, and questions raised by the rapid development of certain technologies.

The first call for projects, of a general nature, focuses on a variety of themes, including:

  • risks associated with nanoparticles and mineral fibres;
  • risks associated with chemical agents, particularly endocrine disruptors;  
  • exposure to plant protection products;
  • risks associated with emerging contaminants and waste;
  • cancer and the environment.




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