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)
Safety of materials and products already starts at the design phase
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).
Health effects due to titanium nanoparticles in food and toothpaste cannot be excluded
Health effects due to exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles via food, food supplements and toothpaste cannot be excluded.
Tool for risk assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics
Both regulators and manufacturers need to evaluate and manage consumer health risks that may be posed by the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics.
Nanotechnology increasingly used in medical devices
The application of nanotechnology to design and produce medical devices is increasing. RIVM provides an overview of nanotechnology enabled medical devices.