The climate is changing worldwide and also in the Netherlands. The average temperature has risen over the past century, extreme precipitation has increased and very warm days are more common. Climate change affects our health. We suffer more from UV radiation, heat stress, allergies and air pollution. Climate change also affects our drinking and bathing water, our food and the prevalence of infectious diseases. RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
is researching the effects of climate change on our health and what we can do to stay healthy.