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International affairs

RIVM’s international activities focused in 2015 on the expansion and strengthening of the European collaboration. In this section we give an overview and present 3 examples of international projects. Read more


We are exposed to chemical substances on a daily basis. The European EuroMix project will provide a new test and risk assessment strategy to include mixture effects of these substances in the chemical safety assessment. RIVM coordinates EuroMix.

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Food safety

In recent decades, the safety of our food has improved significantly, but nevertheless it remains an important source of diseases. Between 2006 and 2015 a worldwide initiative was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate the burden of foodborne infectious diseases. In 2015 RIVM hosted the FERG symposium.

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The ConsExpo program, developed by RIVM, calculates consumers’ exposure to chemical substances when using consumer products such as cleaning products and personal care products.  

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