Risk of degradation of European ecosystems by air pollution is decreasing
The number of natural areas in Europe that are threatened by air pollution will decrease between 2005 and 2020.
COMPARE, a large EU project intends to speed up the detection of, and response to disease outbreaks among humans and animals worldwide, through the use of new genome technology.
Chemicals made from vegetable or animal waste may be an alternative to the use of the substance Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper. Thermal paper is widely used for cash register receipts.
January 20th, the Olive Foundation and RIVM opened AEX trading day in Amsterdam on the occasion of the 9th European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.
The report ‘Recording of foodborne infections and food poisoning in 2013’ issued by RIVM and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) shows a total of 290 outbreaks involvi
The Nigerian Ebola patient admitted to the Major Incident Hospital was declared cured 21 days ago.
1 January saw the launch of the ANVS. The ANVS combines many of the Dutch government’s tasks in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection in one independent authority.
Research carried out by RIVM and UMC Utrecht has shown that children who go to a day care centre are more likely to develop gastroenteritis (stomach flu).
In 2013, 848 patients with tuberculosis (TB) were reported. This was 109 TB patients (12%) less than in 2012. In the past decade, the number of TB patients in the Netherlands has fallen by 38%.