Over the years, many childhood diseases have been wiped out. 60 years ago most children contracted measles, rubella and mumps.
At four-year intervals since 1993, RIVM has published the Public Health Status and Forecast Report in the Netherlands.
RIVM investigate the impact of air pollution on people and the environment. Our work on air quality is wide ranging.
Healthy children in a healthy school environment perform better. RIVM is active in promoting the Healthy School concept.
Nanotechnology has unknown potential but as yet too little is known about the risks.
There is increasing concern about emerging infectious diseases. New diseases can be imported by travel, through food, animals and other products.
Everyday products are made with industrial chemicals. RIVM knowledge about the risks of substances makes consumer products safer.
Traffic noise and noisy neighbours are the main sources of noise hindrance in the Netherlands. RIVM investigates the impact
The population screening for breast cancer prevents some 775 deaths annually.
Substances are added to tobacco products to enhance the taste of cigarette smoke, such as sugar, liquorice and cacao.
RIVM Environmental Incident Service is on call 24/7 and responds to incidents and disasters.
An intervention database by RIVM and its partners gives health promotion professionals access to recognised lifestyle interventions.
Information about lifestyle and diseases is essential for everyone. RIVM has developed a number of toolkits, for instance a toolkit on hand hygiene.
What does the Dutch population eat? How healthy is the Dutch diet? How has the diet changed over the years?
RIVM is continually looking for professional partners in knowledge platforms and networks.
A film about RIVM commitment to health and a clean and safe environment.