Can you solve a medical mystery?
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, RIVM has set up an escape room in one of busiest shopping malls in the Netherlands.
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).
Bacteria slightly more often resistant to last resort antibiotics
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. In the Netherlands, some bacteria that can cause infections in people are more frequently resistant to antibiotics used as a last resort.
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.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day: the fight against antibiotics resistance
Wednesday, 18 November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. On this day, attention throughout Europe is requested for the responsible use of antibiotics in people and animals.
CAESAR annual report 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first CAESAR annual report 2014.
Antibiotic resistance is stable, however, more resistant bacteria are expected
Over recent years, antibiotic resistance to most agents has remained stable in the Netherlands, and the use of antibiotics has slightly decreased.
Broad approach needed against pharmaceutical residues in environment
We can all help to reduce pollution of the environment by pharmaceutical residues.