Rubber granulate is used on synthetic turf fields to give them the properties of a natural grass field. It is made from rubber tyres. RIVM was instructed by the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Edith Schippers (VWS) to conduct research into rubber granulate.
SPADE is implemented in a freely available, open-source software for statistical computing. Here you can find all available files and documentation.
For over one hundred years, RIVM has been applying its knowledge for the benefit of society. That knowledge represents various disciplines, all of which combine to serve the interests of public health and the environment.
Medical devices are products which are covered by the Medical Devices Act. In practice, this comes down to all the equipment, software and consumables which are used in healthcare, with the exception of medicines. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) performs laboratory and desk research (e.g. literature research and reviews of manufacturers’ product files) for medical devices, with patient safety as the primary focus.