Exploratory RIVM calculations of nitrogen measures
The Dutch government announced its plans for the first steps in tackling the nitrogen deposition issue.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published a new edition of the Dutch food composition database (NEVO). This 2019 edition contains nutrient data for over 2150 food items. Values for 133 components (proteins, fats, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals) are available.
Since the 1970s, European policies to improve air quality have resulted in fewer emissions in many countries.
Exposure to environmental noise is expected to cause more health problems in the Netherlands. There is increasingly more noise, and new houses are being built closer to noise sources.
As of this autumn, RIVM will advise against burning wood in unfavourable weather conditions and or poor air quality.
The number of natural areas in Europe that are threatened by air pollution will decrease between 2005 and 2020.
January 20th, the Olive Foundation and RIVM opened AEX trading day in Amsterdam on the occasion of the 9th European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.