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).
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.
RIVM launches new web-based version of ConsExpo
An improved version of the computer program ConsExpo is now available via the RIVM website.
Health effects due to titanium nanoparticles in food and toothpaste cannot be excluded
Health effects due to exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles via food, food supplements and toothpaste cannot be excluded.
Tool for risk assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics
Both regulators and manufacturers need to evaluate and manage consumer health risks that may be posed by the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics.
Nanotechnology increasingly used in medical devices
The application of nanotechnology to design and produce medical devices is increasing. RIVM provides an overview of nanotechnology enabled medical devices.
Improving consumer exposure assessment to chemical substances
By combining the available international knowledge, the method to assess the extent to which consumers are exposed to chemical substances via everyday products such as paint, cleaning agents and co
Cost-effective risk assessment of nanomaterials may be feasible
Companies, authorities and scientists can save time, money and test animals in the risk assessment of nanomaterials by using available data.