In an article published on July 6, 2017, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) informed about the publication of an annual report on its activities in 2016. The report is published in a form of an online magazine and accompanied by a video introduction by the RIVM’s Director-General André van der Zande.

Among the highlights of the year 2016 are the symposium on chemical mixtures, co-organized by RIVM and the European Food Safety Authority (FPF reported), the publication of two reports concerning the identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from an environmental and human health perspective (FPF reported), and the release of a second part of RIVM’s report on bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) (FPF reported). In a latter re-evaluation of studies on BPA immunotoxicity included in RIVM’s report, EFSA found that their  human relevance is “inconclusive,” but agreed with RIVM that “potential effect of BPA on the immune system requires further attention” (FPF reported).

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RIVM (July 6, 2017). “Annual report 2016 now online.


RIVM (July 2017). “Annual report RIVM 2016. Committed to health and sustainability.