National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

 The Netherlands

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a governmental research and knowledge institute providing policy support to the Dutch government. RIVM performs tasks to promote both public health, and a healthy and safe living environment.

The main tasks of RIVM are:
  1. to conduct research;
  2. to provide policy support;
  3. to perform national coordination;
  4. to coordinate intervention programs;
  5. to provide information to professionals and the general public.

Our experts participate in various international networks and are members of many international scientific committees and experts panels of the EU. RIVM also carries out activities for other international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). Moreover RIVM transfers knowledge specifically aimed at capacity and institution building in for instance pre‐accession countries and developing countries.

People from RIVM involved in MARINA are experts in both human and environmental risk assessment, kinetics, dosemetrology, exposure assessment and (eco­‐)toxicity. They are aware of the scientific issues relevant for policy making and legislation and try to make connection between these worlds and science.

Contact:
National Institute of Public Health & the Environment
Center for Substances and Integrated Risk Assessment, U321
P.O. Box 1
3720 Bilthoven
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 30 274 2159
Fax: +31 30 274 4475
web: www.rivm.nl

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