Human activity degrades our environment every day. Water, air and soil pollution lies at the root of numerous diseases, especially cancer, as well as reproductive and developmental disorders.
Since 2009, the Fondation de France has encouraged research on the impact of environmental factors on reproductive and developmental illnesses, as well as on the occurrence of cancer, by supporting research teams and the training of young researchers. Four approaches are prioritized:
Study environmental, professional and lifestyle risk factors.
Understand the impact of the economic, social and professional environment.
Initiate debate and inform the general public.
Improve risk prevention related to these environmental factors.