Possible health risks due to exposure to chromium-6 at tROM project Tilburg
Research by RIVM shows that the participants in the so-called tROM project, their supervisors and other people involved may have been exposed to chromium-6.
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 and German BfR enter cooperation agreement on animal protection and food safety
The German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM have signed a cooperation agreement, focused on developing new sci
Breakthrough on cumulative risk assessment exposure to pesticides in food
The European Commission, Member States and EFSA have taken a major step forward in their work on assessing the cumulative risks from exposure to pesticides in food.
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.
RIVM Nutrition and Food Safety expert gets top risk assessment function at EFSA
As of November 1, Prof. Hans Verhagen will join the European Food Safety Authorithy (EFSA) in Parma, Italy as Head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department (RASA).
Potassium intake and risk for hyperkalaemia reviewed
It is nearly impossible to get an overdose of potassium from natural food sources.
Adequate limit value for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal tea and herbal preparations
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are natural toxins occurring in a wide variety of plants, including herbs.