Safe working practices: RIVM creates a list of 1,400 substances without a European occupational exposure limit for health purposes
NS did not adequately protect employees from exposure to chromium (VI)
Ten years of Tick Radar 80,000 tick bite reports; chances of being bitten highest in Drenthe
Long-term symptoms more common after Lyme disease
More than a quarter of people with Lyme disease continue to have long-term symptoms that lead to limitations in daily life even after treatment.
Spread of tick-borne encephalitis virus in the Netherlands
Every year about 1.5 million ticks bite someone in the Netherlands, especially between March and October. Most people will not get sick of that.
Plant Protection Products: new RIVM methodology calculates period in which workers must wear gloves
Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), RIVM has developed a new methodology to calculate the period for which workers must wear gloves to mitigate the risk of re
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).
Every year, 300,000 tick bites in urban areas
One in 5 tick bites occurs in an urban area. Although most tick bites occur in the countryside, many people are bitten in urban areas as well.