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.
Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies
18-11-2019 | 10:00
The NIPT consortium has applied for a permit to offer the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to women with multiple pregnancies as ...
Draft advisory report for public review ‘Hydrogenated Terphenyl’
15-11-2019 | 10:00
The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council has prepared a draft report on hydrogenated ...
Draft advisory report for public review ‘Tretinoin’
11-11-2019 | 10:00
The Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety ...
Removing remaining lead pipes
06-11-2019 | 07:00
In some houses lead concentrations in the tap water are high. In particular this concerns old houses with lead indoor pipes. High ...
Recommended exposure limit for 1,2-dichloroethane
27-08-2019 | 11:58
Occupational exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane can lead to cancer. The Health Council of the Netherlands has estimated the air ...
Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years
26-08-2019 | 10:00
The NIPT consortium has submitted a permit request for the use of the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in pregnant adolescents ...