The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory body whose legal task it is to advise ministers and Parliament in the field of public health and health/healthcare research. Ministers ask the Council for advice which they can use to substantiate policy decisions. The Health Council also has an “alerting” function: it can give unsolicited advice.
Emission during coal gasification
20-05-2019 | 10:00
Substances that can be present in the emission, which is formed during coal gasification, may cause cancer. This is a risk for ...
Review of fitness-to-drive requirements relating to the use of medicines
15-05-2019 | 10:02
Individuals who have been using Category III antidepressants for some time can be declared fit to drive based on a declaration ...
Retain data on medical implants for 115 years
14-05-2019 | 10:02
It is important that wearers of medical implants are traceable in case of faults or unforeseen side effects. The Health Council ...
Advisory value for bisphenol A
26-03-2019 | 09:45
Occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can be hazardous to eyes, skin and reproduction. Based on the available evidence, the ...
Recommendation on exposure limit cadmium
20-03-2019 | 09:22
Cadmium and inorganic cadmium compounds are hazardous to human health. The S cientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits ...
Recommendation for an occupational exposure level for diesel engine exhaust
13-03-2019 | 09:52
Occupational exposure to diesel engine exhaust can cause lung cancer. The Health Council estimated so called health-based ...