Slightly fewer adult smokers
In 2018, 22.4 per cent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers.
Possible health risks due to exposure to chromium-6 at tROM project Tilburg
Research by RIVM shows that the participants in the so-called tROM project, their supervisors and other people involved may have been exposed to chromium-6.
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
Integrated approach reduces harmful effects of medicines in surface waters
Residues of medicinal products, such as painkillers, hormones and antidepressants, are increasingly detected in surface water and drinking water.
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).
Broad approach needed against pharmaceutical residues in environment
We can all help to reduce pollution of the environment by pharmaceutical residues.
Potassium intake and risk for hyperkalaemia reviewed
It is nearly impossible to get an overdose of potassium from natural food sources.