Safety of materials and products already starts at the design phase
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management aims to ensure that all new materials and technological developments are safe in 2050.
The effects of the corona crisis have a greater impact on vulnerable groups in society, such as lower-educated adults, young people, the elderly and people with underlying health problems.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
In 2017, RIVM launched a Trend Scenario, as well as three thematic reports about the future demand for health care, technology and wider determinants of health.
If historical trends continue unchanged, dementia will be the leading cause of disease burden in 2040 and the main cause of death.
Health effects due to exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles via food, food supplements and toothpaste cannot be excluded.
Both regulators and manufacturers need to evaluate and manage consumer health risks that may be posed by the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics.
The application of nanotechnology to design and produce medical devices is increasing. RIVM provides an overview of nanotechnology enabled medical devices.
Companies, authorities and scientists can save time, money and test animals in the risk assessment of nanomaterials by using available data.