The 13-week scan now available for pregnant women
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
RIVM and German BfR enter cooperation agreement on animal protection and food safety
The German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM have signed a cooperation agreement, focused on developing new sci
Breakthrough on cumulative risk assessment exposure to pesticides in food
The European Commission, Member States and EFSA have taken a major step forward in their work on assessing the cumulative risks from exposure to pesticides in food.
RIVM Nutrition and Food Safety expert gets top risk assessment function at EFSA
As of November 1, Prof. Hans Verhagen will join the European Food Safety Authorithy (EFSA) in Parma, Italy as Head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department (RASA).
Potassium intake and risk for hyperkalaemia reviewed
It is nearly impossible to get an overdose of potassium from natural food sources.
Adequate limit value for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal tea and herbal preparations
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are natural toxins occurring in a wide variety of plants, including herbs.
No health risks associated with foods and food supplements containing Krill and microalgae oils
Consumption of foods and food supplements that contain oil from microalgae Schizochytrium sp. and Krill oil do not cause harm to our health.