People and the environment can be exposed to dangerous materials during incidents and disasters, such as large fires, transport accidents and spills or attacks with chemical, radioactive or biological materials.
Role of RIVM
In the event of an incident or disaster, the role of RIVM is to support national and local government and to direct control responses. RIVM has a directive role in case of an outbreak of an infectious disease. In the event of an incident or disaster, RIVM plays an advisory role and is responsible for providing accurate information with the aim of limiting the consequences to human health and the environment.