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).
Less salt in certain foods, sugar contents remain unchanged
The salt content in bread was on average 19 percent lower compared to 2011. In addition, certain types of sauces, soups, canned vegetables and pulses, and crisps had a lower salt content.
Eating less salt can prevent tens of thousands of heart attacks and strokes
Lowering the amount of salt in processed foods or choosing low-salt alternatives can lead to substantial health benefits when it comes to cardiovascular disease.
Improving consumer exposure assessment to chemical substances
By combining the available international knowledge, the method to assess the extent to which consumers are exposed to chemical substances via everyday products such as paint, cleaning agents and co
Risks of chemical substances to human health and the environment
RIVM is developing methods to identify new and emerging risks of chemical substances to workers, consumers and the environment.