Estimated costs of foodborne infections 140 million euros lower in 2020
In 2020, the estimated costs of foodborne infections in the Netherlands were 140 million euros lower than in the preceding year. This corresponds to a 30% decrease.
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
Each year, RIVM presents an update on the number of illnesses caused by 14 enteric pathogens (such as Salmonella, Campylobacter or Listeria) that can be transmitted by food into the human body.
RIVM has updated the standard for exposure assessment of cleaning products in the ConsExpo Cleaning Products Fact Sheet.
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).
The Netherlands aims to take the lead in the international ambition for a healthy, sustainable and safe dietary pattern.
There has been an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis in Europe since 2015. It has also been present in the Netherlands since May 2016.
An improved version of the computer program ConsExpo is now available via the RIVM website.