Proposed European PFAS ban officially submitted
PFAS levels in drinking water from river water need to be brought down
Temporary background values for PFAS in Dutch soil
RIVM has derived temporary background values for two types of PFAS in Dutch soil: PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (perfluoro octanoic acid).
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.
RIVM will calculate temporary background value for PFAS in soil
In the coming weeks, RIVM will derive a temporary background value for PFAS in Dutch soil. This will be done based on measurement data from the provinces in the Netherlands.
New method for toxicological assessment of perfluoro mixtures
Perfluoro (PFAS) is a group of substances that contains PFOS, PFOA and GenX. Perfluoro substances often occur as pollution in ground water and drinking water.
Proposal for water quality standards for PFOA
RIVM proposes water quality standards for perfluoro octanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is a man-made chemical that is used to protect surfaces.
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.