EU air policy gives an average of 6 extra years of life in the Netherlands
Since the 1970s, European policies to improve air quality have resulted in fewer emissions in many countries.
Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands is remaining reasonably stable
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.
Dutch air quality shows little improvement in 2017
In 2017, concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in most parts of the Netherlands were below European limit values.
Discussion regarding health-based guidance value of PFOA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Climate change, ozone depletion and air quality need to be addressed coherently
Ozone layer depletion, air pollution and climate change need to be addressed in connection with each other.
Less air pollution from traffic and industry but increased contribution from agriculture
International air policy has shown good results in Europe: in the past 35 years the air has become cleaner. Nevertheless air pollution is still an important cause of premature death.
Integrated approach reduces harmful effects of medicines in surface waters
Residues of medicinal products, such as painkillers, hormones and antidepressants, are increasingly detected in surface water and drinking water.
CAESAR annual report 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first CAESAR annual report 2014.