From 1 June 2022, heel prick test also screens for muscle disease SMA, bringing number of screened diseases to 26
New edition of Dutch food composition database NEVO-online: compositional data on more than 2150 food items
The Dutch Diet is slightly healthier
Recent years show a cautious improvement in the Dutch diet. The Dutch have started to eat more fruit and it seems to be heading in the right direction with vegetables.
New standard for exposure assessment of cleaning products
RIVM has updated the standard for exposure assessment of cleaning products in the ConsExpo Cleaning Products Fact Sheet.
Blood spot test extended as of 1 January 2017 to include two more disorders
As of 1 January 2017, the disorders alpha and beta thalassaemia will be added to the neonatal blood spot (‘heel prick’) screening programme.
RIVM launches new web-based version of ConsExpo
An improved version of the computer program ConsExpo is now available via the RIVM website.
Newborn heel prick screening starts on St Eustatius and Saba
On 26 October 2015, heel prick screening started for all newborns on St Eustatius and Saba.
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.