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Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies

Since a few years, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as part of two ongoing studies on the ...

Advisory report | 18-11-2019

Draft advisory report for public review ‘Hydrogenated Terphenyl’

The Health Council of the Netherlands has published a draft evaluation report on the health hazard and recommendation for an ...

Advisory report | 15-11-2019

Draft advisory report for public review ‘Tretinoin’

The Health Council of the Netherlands has published a draft evaluation report on the reproduction toxic properties of tretinoin. ...

Advisory report | 11-11-2019

Lead intake via tap water

In general, tap water in the Netherlands is of a high quality and safe to drink. However, a limited selection of the population ...

Advisory report | 06-11-2019

1,2-dichloroethane

1,2-Dichloroethane is primarily being used in the production of vinyl chloride. It is a carcinogenic substance that directly ...

Advisory report | 27-08-2019

Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years

Since 2017, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as an alternative option to the combined test as ...

Advisory report | 26-08-2019

Neonatal screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a serious disease that causes progressive loss of muscle function, in particular in young ...

Advisory report | 23-07-2019

The regulation of cybrids and chimaeras

Development of human-animal combinations, whereby human and animal cells (or parts thereof) are combined, is of value for ...

Advisory report | 17-07-2019

Cut-off value in colorectal cancer screening programme

In the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme, started in 2014, participants’ stools are tested for blood. When ...

Advisory report | 16-07-2019

Vaccination against shingles

Shingles is a nasty disease that mainly affects older people. Severe nerve pain that can last for months occurs in small fraction ...

Advisory report | 15-07-2019