Air quality in the Netherlands in 2021 almost the same as in 2020
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.
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.
Rubber granulate on synthetic turf fields causes environmental impact
Use of rubber granulate sourced from car tyres, on synthetic turf fields can be harmful to the environment in the close vicinity of these fields.
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.
Scientific background information on rubber granulate now available in English
In December 2016, RIVM published in Dutch the results of its research into the health risks of playing sports on synthetic turf pitches with rubber granulate.
Playing sports on synthetic turf fields with rubber granulate is safe
New research by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) shows it is safe for people to play sports on synthetic turf fields with an infill of rubber granulate.
RIVM starts field research into rubber granulate
RIVM has started to take samples of rubber granulate from 100 synthetic turf fields in the Netherlands.