P6: INRA


Beneficiary 6. INRA - Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), Paris, France

Beneficiary description - Ranked the number one agricultural institute in Europe and number two in the world, INRA carries out mission-oriented research for better food and nutrition, preservation of the environment and competitive, sustainable agricultural practices. The INRA-Met@risk is a research unit specialised in risk analysis and in particular in the modelling of human dietary exposure to chemicals.
Key personnel - Dr Philippe Verger is WP-3 leader. He is Director of Research, co-ordinator of risk assessment methodology at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), head of INRA research unit Mét@risk on food risk analysis methodologies.
Key role - Coordination of WP3 (Risk Assessment). Estimation and comparison of exposure to nutrients and environmental contaminants across Europe using the available cohorts. Comparison with biomarkers and health effects.

Key References
• Dyding E., Farmer P.B., Andersen M., Fennell T.R., Lalljie S.P.D., Müller D.J.G., Olin S., Petersen B.J., Schlatter J., Scholz G., Scimeca J.A., Slimani N., Törnqvist M., Tuijelaars S., Verger P. Human exposure and internal dose assessments of Acrylamide in food. Food and Chemical Toxicology 43 (3), 365-410, 2005.
• Crepet A., Tressou J., Verger P., Leblanc J.C. Management options to reduce exposure to methyl mercury through the consumption of fish and fishery products by the French population. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 42, 179-189, 2005.
Verger Ph, Tressou J., Clémençon S. Integration of time as a description parameter in risk characterisation: application to methyl mercury. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. in press (2007).
Verger P., Khalfi N., Roy C., Marette S., Roosen J., Blanchemanche S. Contribution to the risk/benefit analysis of eating fish: Dietary exposure to dioxins and PCBs and coverage of nutritional requirement for long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of the n-3 variety in French adults leaving in western coastal area. Food Additives and Contaminants, 2008, In Press.
Verger Ph. and Fabiansson S. Recent progress in exposure assessment and its interaction with the risk analysis process. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2008, In Press.

Website Met@risk

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