Measurements by thousands of citizen scientists in the Netherlands using their smartphones and the iSPEX add-on are delivering accurate data on fine air particles in the atmosphere that add valuable information to professional measurements. The scientific article that presents these first results of the iSPEX project is being published today in Geophysical Research Letters.
In safeguarding the quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products, the present EU regulatory system has become a time consuming and highly regulated process. This raises questions about the sustainability of the system. Today RIVM published the report entitled Minds Open: sustainability of the European regulatory system for medicinal products, which deals with the four key...
As 21 days have passed since the two aid workers evacuated from Sierra Leone had unprotected contact with Ebola patients, active monitoring of their health status by the Community Health Service has ended.
The average annual disease burden for the total Dutch population was highest for invasive pneumococcal disease and influenza. This is based on data on 32 infectious diseases published by RIVM in the annual ‘State of Infectious Diseases in the Netherlands’. This disease burden is the number of healthy years lost due to infectious diseases. These and other findings in...
The Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB), the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre (Lareb), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), and the National Health Care Institute will work even closer together to make reliable information about medicines more easily accessible to the user.
Ebola is a rare and serious infectious disease that occurs in Africa and is accompanied by bleeding in the body. Since February, there has been an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The disease can be contracted only through direct physical contact with a patient or as a result of slaughtering and eating a sick animal. If contaminated, there is a considerable risk of dying.
The Dutch Food Composition Database (NEVO) contains data on the composition of foods and dishes eaten frequently by a large part of the Dutch population. NEVO online 2013 contains data on 2194 food items.
The website 'RIVM top projects' showcases the complexity and innovative nature of our work. RIVM stands at the centre of Dutch society working on projects ranging from health and well being in the city to food quality.