As a result of the EenVandaag broadcast regarding the safety of injection needles, and after consultation with the Dutch Inspection for Health Care (IGZ), RIVM advises against the use of needles sold under the Terumo brand name in the execution of the National Immunisation Programme (NIP).
Calculated ammonia emissions in the Netherlands are still declining. However, emissions overall are greater than previously assumed. Emissions are calculated ever more accurately and sources which were previously not taken into consideration appear to be more significant. Therefore these emissions are now included in international reporting guidelines.
While e-cigarettes are less harmful to health than tobacco cigarettes, the vapour from an e-cigarette contains substances and chemical impurities in concentrations that could be detrimental to health. This is the result of a recent study carried out by RIVM in the Netherlands .
Consumption of reduced-sodium foods over a 3-week period was well accepted by uninformed participants in an experimental real-life canteen setting. The reduced-sodium foods did not trigger compensation behaviour during the remainder of the day. Therefore, offering reduced-sodium foods can contribute to daily sodium intake reduction. That is the outcome of research by Wageningen...
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.
RIVM keeps track of the current state of affairs with regard to antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands and advises the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. We have an important role in finding out how often people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.