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.
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 ...
Guidelines are required for treatment with platelet-rich plasma
18-02-2019 | 17:23
Especially in cosmetic and sports medicine platelet-rich plasma is often applied. However, evidence for its efficacy is scarce. ...
Vaccination against meningococcal disease
19-12-2018 | 07:00
Vaccination against meningococcal serogroups C and W is safe and effective. The effectiveness of vaccination against serogroup B ...
One vaccination less for infants
18-12-2018 | 00:00
The Health Council recommends one vaccination less for most infants, provided their mother has been vaccinated against pertussis. ...
Alcohol and young people: influence on the brain and later alcohol use
17-12-2018 | 08:47
Starting to drink alcohol at a young age is associated with a higher risk of developing alcohol use disorder later in life. There ...