New: NEVO online 2021
RIVM published a new online edition of the Dutch food composition database (NEVO).
Menthol facilitates inhalation of tobacco smoke, even when you cannot taste it
New edition of Dutch food composition database NEVO-online: compositional data on more than 2150 food items
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 measures much higher levels of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes
Tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide (TNCO) levels measured in accordance with the Canadian Intense (CI) method are at least twice as high as the levels measured in accordance with the prescribed ISO
Addictive nicotine and harmful substances also present in heated tobacco
Heated tobacco products are newly available on the market. An example of such a product is the heatstick which is heated with an iQOS, a device that looks like an e-cigarette.
RIVM withdraws from tobacco committees
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment will leave the NEN/CEN/ISO committees for tobacco and e-cigarettes with immediate effect.
Alertness about the Zika virus still needed for pregnant women
Since May 2015, there has been a Zika virus outbreak in South and Central America, including the Caribbean. The Zika virus can cause birth defects, including microcephaly (small head size).