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Tuesday 7 April World Health Day

03 Apr 2015 - 13h27 | By INSERM PRESS OFFICE | International | World day

This year, World Health Day will be dedicated to food safety.

According to the World Health Organisation, unsafe food is the cause of nearly 2 million deaths a year. Food containing bacteria, viruses, parasites and chemical substances are responsible for more than 200 illnesses, ranging from diarrhoea to cancer.

This event is an opportunity to educate professionals and the general public on the importance of food safety and the role people can play every day to remove any doubt about the safety of the food on their plate.

Researchers leading the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (Equipe de Recherche en Epidémiologie Nutritionnelle, EREN) are primarily focussed on advancing knowledge, through epidemiological means, on the role of nutrition (diet and physical activity) as a health factor and, notably, as a risk or protection factor regarding chronic diseases.

More detailed information is available on the World Health Organisation] (WHO) website, and l’Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé [French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety] (ANSES).

[1] Source: Who Manual Cinq clefs pour des aliments plus sûrs (Five Keys to Safer Food), 2007, 32 pages.

Inserm press room Tuesday 7 April World Health Day Link : https://presse.inserm.fr/en/tuesday-7-april-world-health-day/18779/

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