RIVM evaluates substances in commercial products prior to their registration based on manufacturer’s dossiers, performs pharmacokinetic modelling, develops methods and models for use in risk assessment, develops and implements exposure models and methods to evaluate new risks (e.g. those associated with nanotechnology). RIVM answers to enquiries about the health risks of chemical substances, establishes measurement methods and safe limits for acute incidental exposure.
RIVM experts participate in panels and working groups of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Ever since the 1970’s RIVM is contributing to the scientific committees of the Codex Alimentarius Committees, Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and advices the ministries on their input within the Codex Committees.