health risks

Energy drinks in a supermarket
Jul 6 '18 09:07

Some 19 thousand Dutch teenagers drink too many energy drinks and therefore run health risks, public health institute RIVM concluded after a study. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health is talking with various organizations about measures, NOS reports.

According to the RIVM, the consumption of energy drinks among teenagers declined over the past years. But about 1 to 2 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 years drink three cans or more per day. They therefore run an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia and their central nervous system being affected. 

Football
Oct 7 '16 11:35

A number of amateur football clubs are cancelling matches and practices on artificial turf fields after reports that they may contain carcinogenic substances

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Sep 2 '16 08:22

DuPont employees that worked in the Lycra plant in Kerkrade were also exposed to toxic solvent DMAc, like their colleagues in Dordrecht. DuPont and previous owner Ornatex new of the chemical's health risks, yet staff still shaved and rinsed Lycra yarns unprotected, the Volkskrant report after speaking to 25 employees and former employees.

restaurant
Jul 18 '16 17:15

The Netherlands' food and consumer product safety authority NVWA closed 25 restaurants with immediate effect due to health risks last year. According to the authority, the health risks were so large that it was irresponsible to allow them to remain open

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Apr 7 '16 10:01

The first blood tests on two people living near the DuPont factory in Dordrecht showed that the concentration of toxic chemical C8 in their blood is much higher than the government expected, newspaper AD, who had the blood tests done, reports.

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Mar 24 '16 10:51

The Dupont/Chemours chemical factory in Dordrecht exposed local residents to serious health risks for decades with its Teflon production, the RIVM concluded in an as yet confidential investigation RTL Nieuws got its hands on.

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Mar 9 '16 09:53

Employees of chemical company DuPont in Dordrecht are demanding blood tests after it was revealed that they worked for years with the toxic substance C8, which is used to make Teflon for non-stick pans. They are concerned about health problems

steroids
Nov 5 '15 11:32

It seems that drug criminals are now also making anabolic steroids. A drug lab the police dismantled in Rotterdam in April was found to contain banned hormones used in bodybuilding drugs. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor called it a "major health risk".

Feb 26 '15 08:53

The D66 wants to legalize cannabis farming. Member of Parliament Magda Brendsen is presenting a legislative proposal today which will allow pot farmers to get an exemption to grow cannabis under strict conditions.

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Feb 23 '15 09:39

Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years are increasingly taking recreational drugs when going out. The polls used are also much stronger and used more often, which makes for increased risk to health and well being. This is according to research done by the Trimbos institute.

Dec 12 '14 14:20

TNO determined that the amount of particulate matter in residential areas in Amsterdam and Amstelveen is two times higher than normal when the wind is blowing from the direction of Schiphol.

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Nov 28 '14 09:39

Rotterdam is taking drastic measures to improve air quality. This includes expanding the environmental zone, so that the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed in a large part of the city.

Jan 24 '14 16:05

A first report of a fatality due to the use of the NuvaRing, a plastic ring that is inserted vaginally as a means for birth control, has been registered by Lareb, an organization that keeps track of side effects of pharmaceuticals, according to the Argos program.

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