Updated immunisation recommendation for measles: early vaccination before travel
A number of European countries are currently seeing outbreaks of measles. Before the start of the summer season, RIVM has therefore updated its immunisation recommendation for measles.
Promising biobased alternatives to controversial polar aprotic solvents
There are a number of promising biobased alternatives to controversial polar aprotic solvents, as revealed in a report from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research commissioned by RIVM .
Risk of measles outbreaks increases with decreasing vaccination coverage
Vaccination coverage for vaccinations in the Dutch National Vaccination Program (NIP) decreased slightly by about half a percent for the third consecutive year.
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.
Measles epidemic and Salmonella outbreak cost nearly six million euros
The most recent measles epidemic and outbreak of Salmonella Thomson due to smoked salmon have cost 3.9 and 1.7 million euros, respectively.
RIVM seeks dialogue with Industry for safe and green chemistry
RIVM would like to explore possibilities to eliminate obstacles during innovation of green chemistry with industry.
Broad approach needed against pharmaceutical residues in environment
We can all help to reduce pollution of the environment by pharmaceutical residues.
Biobased alternatives to hormone disrupting substance in cash register receipts
Chemicals made from vegetable or animal waste may be an alternative to the use of the substance Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper. Thermal paper is widely used for cash register receipts.