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.
Health council of the Neterlands
Enable healthier energy transition in the built environment
14-07-2020 | 10:00
One of the measures in the Climate Agreement involves modifying homes and other buildings to use renewable energy sources. These ...
Conditional reporting of additional findings from NIPT
07-07-2020 | 10:00
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) allows for the screening of chromosomal abnormalities beyond Down, Edwards and Patau ...
Population Screening Act: The second round of The Maastricht Study
01-07-2020 | 10:00
Maastricht UMC+ has applied for a permit to carry out follow-up measurements among participants of The Maastricht Study. The ...
Reduce the use of plant protection products as a precaution
29-06-2020 | 10:00
Exposure to chemical plant protection products must be reduced as much as possible, both among growers and those living in the ...
Health-based occupational exposure limit for hydrogenated terphenyl
15-06-2020 | 10:00
Occupational exposure to hydrogenated terphenyl may damage employees’ health. According to the Health Council, this damage is ...
All-trans retinoic acid may damage the unborn child
10-06-2020 | 10:00
People occupationally exposed to all-trans retinoic acid can subsequently suffer from adverse health effects. Pregnant women ...